When considering racism, a common response is often “I don’t see color.” While the intent isn’t generally harmful, and some may argue it as a positive response, the impact can be quite negative and includes denying someone of their racial identity. Read the article(s) below and then reflect on the following questions:

  1. What would make you or someone else want to say “I don’t see color?”
  2. If someone claims to not see color, what else are they not seeing about a person? Is this a good thing?
  3. How might you challenge this kind of thinking in yourself or in others?

“I don’t see color”:

“I don’t see color” while working with students:

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