Being colour-blind will not end racism

Abagond

Being colour-blind will not end racism. It sounds like a good idea but in practice it does not work out that way.

We know that because most White Americans who are now alive were brought up in a colour-blind way and yet studies show that most of them are still racist – even if their racism is no longer the cross-burning, n-word-using sort of Jim Crow days, but a less open, more subtle kind.

Martin Luther King, Jr said:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

But he also said:

When we view the negative experiences of life, the Negro has a double share. There are twice as many unemployed. The rate of infant mortality among Negroes is double that of…

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