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For those people who think pretending someone isn’t black (or gay or female or trans* or disabled) is actually a good thing, psychologists would like to have a word with you


Because this can never be reblogged enough.

First two lines from the link: 

Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism

A colorblind approach allows us to deny uncomfortable cultural differences.

So take that One Race, We Are The World, Kumbayah shit elsewhere.
My partner and I were discussing the other day how, as white people, we are taught that colorblindness is the correct and polite way to handle race. The frustrating part is that we’re trying to do the right thing. But I guess it’s a lesson based on an old ideology. I think the kids get this stuff much better and more intuitively:

The alternative to colorblindness is multiculturalism, an ideology that acknowledges, highlights, and celebrates ethnoracial differences. It recognizes that each tradition has something valuable to offer. It is not afraid to see how others have suffered as a result of racial conflict or differences.