Since when are we ‘required’ to be color blind?
You know, that phrase that everyone seems to have adopted in order not to be called the R** word?
I hate that my first post in months has to be about race. I tried to ignore it. I really did. But this color blindness thing just keeps hitting me in the face. So I’ll talk.
What in the world does being color blind, have to do with seeing somebody’s race? And when you are done explaining that. Please tell me, why in the world would I not want to see the color of your skin?
Are you telling me, that in order for me to be recognized as your equal (meaning, non colored person), my skin color needs to be non-existent?
No really, all jokes aside. You mean to say that it will be easier for you to treat me RIGHT if you picture me as someone without a skin color, ANY skin color, than to see me as the person that I am, with the skin color I so happen to have, and treat me RIGHT?
If so, then listen up. My skin color is not a disability that you can choose to overlook. It is not a disease that you have to learn to live with. I, am not a problem that needs fixing. And I am not some complex issue that needs special rules and guidelines to be dealt with.
Did you see how I went from talking about skin color, to talking about me? That’s right. Because I am a human being you are talking about. With a skin color that is part of Who I Am.
Why do you have to change the way you see me, in order to respect me?
Why would you want to be blind to Who I Am?