I am not a parent yet, however, this is about "How I should behave with a 6-year-old who is suddenly very rude to me"
The story: I am from India and I am Dark, (you can check out my profile) and almost every relative of mine is very fair compared to me and all of my cousins even the small ones have said that to me that I am dark. One of my 6-year-old cousins had said that to me a couple of times before and I took it casually, as it is more of a curious question from him to me, like "brother, why are you darker than me?" (Translated in English)
However, recently (in last 45 days) he has somehow figured out that he can use the skin "color" as a tool/way to use it against some and make them feel bad about it. A couple of days back, there was a party at my place and he came to me said, "You are dark, gorilla-like. You are slightly dark but monkey like and your hair is grey, you're old." (In case you want to know, I am 28 and I have grey hair from the age of 21)
I was shocked when I heard his tone and the way he said it. It was amazing how he thought he could use that against me (I don't know where he could have caught that, maybe in school or maybe at home)
I was just quiet and I didn't speak a word to him the whole party and he still carried on saying things to me. (It was my way of saying it doesn't affect me. People have said much worse things to me)
So my question is: "How should I behave with a 6-year-old who is suddenly very rude to me" ?
PS: I did not get offended by him, I was shocked. I want to know what the correct way that I should behave with him so that he doesn't do that to others. I am old enough to not get offended by kids, like I said before people have said worse things.
Update: I met the cousin again yesterday and tried to observe him if he is saying anything like before. However he did not say thing rude but was quite playful with me and was hanging around me for a long time.