BIG IDEA: Colorblind Isn’t Cool

#colorblindnotcool

I often hear well-meaning people say things like, “When I see [my friend of color], I don’t see race. I just see a person.”

Others wonder if it’s helpful to keep talking about race all the time. Doesn’t that make racial tensions worse? Wouldn’t it be better if we looked past race?

These approaches is often referred to as ‘colorblindness.’

I believe these sentiments come from a good place…a genuine desire to see all people, regardless of race, treated equally and fairly.

But what if ‘not seeing’ or ‘looking past’ race was actually counterproductive, or even damaging? That’s what we’ll discuss in this series.

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