"I'm color blind"
A statement employed by some to convey that they see everyone equally and that race plays no factor in how they view others. They assume, and I'll say naively here so not to assume ill intent, that by doing this they are helping improve the race problems that are plaguing this country.
I don't agree with that. Not seeing someone's color won't make the problem magically go away.
You need to see the full spectrum of color because if you don't see me then I don't exist.
If you don't see the effects that someone's "color" have on their lives, negatively or positively, then you don't see the societal problems that have led to them.
You need to see it.
And when you see it, you need to acknowledge that feeling that you get from seeing it.
Then you need to address it. Work on it and get to the root of it.
Start personally then work your way up to the community level. This is how we can start working towards a post racial society.
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