My friend needs some comebacks for that comment, and I can't think of a single clever remark. (I think he should find a new school)
He's a single dad, they live in New Mexico, and he put his two year old in a daycare center last week. According to him, she's the only blonde haired, blue eyed child in the entire school.
The Mothers AND the teachers, AND the director comment almost every day "Wow.. she's so white", or "She's so light". He just smiles, looks confused and drops her off.... but, he wants a clever yet subtle comment to make them think about what they are saying.
He's said "Her parents are white too". That's all he's come up with so far.
He doesn't care too much about the comments, and assumes they will get used to what she looks like, but she's two... so, she understands what they are saying. So, he'd like a way to shut them up now.
They can't be really rude comments though... he wants them to like her too.