Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Rosa Perez-Isiah — The Myth of Colorblindness

On the danger of "colorblindness" and not discussing race.

(Medium) Recently I read a quote by a popular actor that troubled me. His words:

“The best way to stop racism today is to stop talking about it.”

Interesting thought. Should we end poverty by not talking about it? Should we close the achievement gap by avoiding the topic? We could begin to change so much of what is wrong in our nation if we engaged in honest and courageous conversations about our biases, beliefs, and misconceptions. One of those misconceptions is the myth of colorblindness.

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