“Color Blind” thinking is white privilege

Alicia Wolff,
Petaluma, CA

As a child in the ‘80s, up north, with a deeply religious family, I was raised to believe God didn’t see color and neither should we. It has taken me decades to understand how that overly simplistic view denies the reality of how race functions in our society and allows white people to continue to ignore how race-related trauma is deeply embedded in our country’s history and culture.

 

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