She got tan.
That is due to the sun.
Skin has pigment in it.
It occurs with sun. It fades if you are not in the sun all the time.
In Hawaii, ALL people of ALL ethnicities, gets tan.
Most everyone here is of mixed ethinicities.... and very exotic.
Then if not in the sun, their skin fades and reverts back to their inherent skin color.
It is not about ethnicity. It is about, what the SUN does to skin.
Make that clear to your child.
My daughter is very fair.
My son is more olive.
They both tan.
As do MANY kids in Hawaii, because they are in the sun everyday.
Even if using sunscreen.
Your child is young.
But, explain the dynamics of the sun and its effects. Because, that is what occurred.
AND that she is a multi-mix of ethnicities.
My kids are too.
They never have a concern about skin color. Ever.
Because, they know that everyone has different skin color and that tans are due to the sun, and it doesn't matter what skin color a person is... unless you have sun damage. Which many people do have, too.
My kids are multi-ethnic too.
A child's self-identity... is about KNOWING that appearance is not important. It is what is on the INSIDE, not the outside, that counts.