IT’S OKAY TO SEE MY COLOR

Yvonne-PosterYvonne Durant,
New York, NY.

I know that they are well meaning but when white people say, “I don’t see color,” it makes no sense. I think they mean they’re not prejudiced because color doesn’t count to them. It does to me.

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  • When I started junior high at age 11, I made a group of five friends. Four of us were white and one of us was black. The black girl sometimes complained about being the only black person in the group, which annoyed the rest of us because we honestly didn’t care about her skin color. When I was that age, race was no more important to me than eye color or hair color. I supported the idea of colorblindness for years. I still support the idea of colorblindness in many aspects — I oppose affirmative action and busing, for example – but I believe that it is important to talk about race openly and honestly. Whether we like it or not, race does affect the ways we think and feel — unless we are blessed with a child’s naivety.

 

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