Doing a person of color a favor by treating them like a white person (or, in other words, like a human being) does not do justice to the equality movement. If we want a shift of perspective - a shift of morals - it is crucial that we become conscious of the privileges and prejudices that come as a result of our colors.
I have told myself over and over again that my disability is something that enables me to do so many other things. It challenges me, it makes me resourceful, stronger, but does it? Why do I find it so hard to accept the term disability?
As well-meaning, white Americans, we are used to more palatable forms of racism that mask their racist roots and make us feel comfortable. We've grown so accustomed to seeing the wolf in its thinly veiled sheep's clothing, and so reluctant to see otherwise, that the wolf itself shocks us.
"Black Lives Matter" brings race to the forefront of my consciousness, which has so long been trained to be blind to color. It speaks, not just to my mind, but to my heart -- to those places deep within me, that I don't like to acknowledge, where racist fears still have a hold on me.
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Are you color-deficient? Or are you a COLOR MASTER?
We mistake the loss of complete dominance for the loss of liberty. We mistake attempts to create parity with minority dominance. There is a system in place that's killing all of us, some at a higher rate than others.
This guy has a new outlook on the world -- and it’s bright and colorful. Aaron Williams-Mele, who is colorblind, posted an
We know our society is not color-blind, nor is it blind to LGBTQ identities. As evidenced by the historical success of the Voting Rights Act, we need laws that are equipped to address the particular obstacles that disadvantaged groups face.
Claiming there is no price to pay for speaking up against inequality is akin to colorblindness. It may be well intentioned, but it is a dangerous lie. When a kid says that they "don't see race" they may have the best of intentions.
America has always relied on black forgiveness to absolve itself of white guilt. The Charleston massacre was no different. By choosing to highlight the forgiveness of the black faith community, they shifted the burden of responsibility onto the oppressed in a classic display of deflection.
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Would you ever consider becoming a cyborg?
Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter McPherson told The Huffington Post that the glasses, which range in price from $325
People love to tell me that they often forget that I’m black. They say this with a sort of “a-ha!” look on their faces, as
EnChroma, a company in Berkeley, California, has created colorblindness correcting glasses, which allow those who are colorblind
Your strategy says the skin color of black men had nothing to do with black males killed by police in New York, Ferguson and Cleveland and in other cities nationwide. That rationale is wrong.
After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.
Is there something wrong with urging Democrats to pursue white voters? There's no difference between this and the GOP's strategizing to win more Latino voters. The danger with urging greater Democratic efforts to enlist white voters is that it comes in a context in which that party already has a long history of seeking white support.