Actually, yes….I DO see color…

Kristy Straub
Woodberry Heights, NJ

It has ALWAYS annoyed me (since I can remember) when people say “I don’t see color” in an effort to demonstrate their acceptance/tolerance of those different from themselves…… but how offensive that actually is: “I refuse to acknowledge where you come from because our differences may cause tension so I just pretend we’re all exactly the same so as not to have any tense interactions or conversations about your experiences that make me uncomfortable……..”

Actually, yes, I DO see color! I see that you and I are different and I think it’s a beautiful testament to God’s creativity! I embrace everything that makes you special & unique and I would never deny you your heritage, your struggle, your story.

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3 Responses to "Actually, yes….I DO see color…"
  1. Adrienne Fawkes says:

    Thank you. We are all different (inside and out) and that’s okay.

  2. Heather O. says:

    I was just saying something like this last night. Sure I see color; I just don’t think it makes a difference.

  3. Exactly.

    Nobody ever says, “I don’t see hair type.” or “I don’t see your nose.” But when it comes to skin, people will trip over themselves in an effort not to seem racist, even saying something as blatantly odd as, “I don’t see your color, even though I have a working pair of eyes.”

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