Who want's to be colorblind? That means something's wrong with you. Who wouldn't want to see the diversity of life? Who would want to ignore all the
different people and cultures on this planet, and ignore all their unique accomplishments and contributions? Why would someone believe that ignoring
color was a way to respect people?
The crazy thing is, we wouldn't have to try so hard to be colorblind if the world wasn't so racist. I didn't say America either, I said the world. The
only people who need to be colorblind are the people who do the hiring at jobs and the enrollment at schools. That way, we can all have an equal
oppurtunity. Beyond that, it's bs. First of all, white people in power will never be colorblind. And they're the ones that matter.
Being colorblind means that, when you talk to a Chinese person, you act like them being Chinese is not important. But being Chinese is important. They
have a history, a culture, a legacy that they should be proud of... not IGNORED, because "somebody: wants a colorblind society. A "colorblind" society
won't do anything but make us ignore the greatness of our (I mean mine) people, while dying to fit in and be accepted by people who don't like us
Ironically Original(Black) people are often the ones whom are most often asked to "let bygones be bygones" or to "ignore color because we are all
human." You never hear anyone asking the Jews to forget the Holocaust. You never here anyone asking the U.S. to forget 9/11, nor the Alamo or Pearl
Harbor. You never hear anyone asking Christians to forget the Crucifixion and so on and so on. Being color blind is a disease and deficiency and to
not see color is to ignore the culture and history of the people.
Isn't it interesting that people of color are the only ones expected to relinquish their heritage and forget the past in order to be an "American"?
Why do we have to lose ourselves? Does treating everyone equally mean seeing everyone as the same?
Do you want to get deeper into the issue? The following books are good readas that I suggest:
- Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society by Michael K. Brown
- Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the U.S. by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
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