The Fallacy of Racial Colorblindness
April 7, 2021
On both individual and community levels, there are many lies we tell ourselves about race and racism. Moving toward reconciliation means we have to be honest with ourselves.
In this conversation, we explore what people really mean when they say they “don’t see color” and how we can express our genuine desire to be free from racial prejudice without denying the realities in front of us.
Can a person ever truly be “colorblind” when it comes to the complex issues of racism and bias? How is it harmful to claim to “not see color?” What if “seeing color” isn’t actually a bad thing, and pretending to be colorblind actually blinds us to the power and beauty of the diversity around us?