How “Colourblindness” is Unhelpful

When you say you ‘don’t see race’, you’re ignoring racism, not helping to solve it

Race is such an ingrained social construct that even blind people can ‘see’ it. To pretend it doesn’t exist to you erases the experiences of black people.

This is a brilliant article by Zach Stafford on why claiming to “not see colour” when it comes to race is actually incredibly harmful.

Top takeaway:

“Colorblindness” doesn’t acknowledge the very real ways in which racism has existed and continues to exist, both in individuals and systemically. By professing not to see race, you’re just ignoring racism, not solving it.