If not, do you consider describing the colour of someone's skin a form of racism?
Do you think your enthnicity has anything to do with whether or not you describe skin colour?
I was talking to a co-worker and the issue of her teaching her son not to use skin colour to describe someone arose. Instead of saying something like, "she was a white girl with blonde hair," she encourages him to use other features, such as hair or eye colour, height, etc. I never thought of it as racist, but I'm intrigued by her thoughts on it.