“Color Blind” is not the solution

Danielle Hammond,
Plaistow, NH

For a long time, people argue that they can’t be racist because they have a black friend or that they are “color blind”. However, having a “token black” in your circle doesn’t mean you’re not racist and saying that you “don’t see color” isn’t really helping anyone either. Instead, we should acknowledge the difference in color, culture, and “race” while not using these things as a way to marginalize people who differ from us due to arbitrary and outdated notions of “inferiority” and “superiority”.

 

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