Whites can’t tell blondes apart either

Erin Jones,
Lake Placid, NY

How many times have I known people (mostly fellow whites, but also blacks?) who can’t tell two people apart if they both have blonde hair. No matter how different they otherwise are in size age length of hair etc. Why is this? Is there any racial message in it? Is it different when a white person can’t tell me apart from my colleague who is 10 years older, or when a black person can’t tell me apart from the same colleague? It’s baffling.


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