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'I Don't See Color. I Just See People.'

Sabrina Sultana | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Sabrina Sultana

Doing a person of color a favor by treating them like a white person (or, in other words, like a human being) does not do justice to the equality movement. If we want a shift of perspective - a shift of morals - it is crucial that we become conscious of the privileges and prejudices that come as a result of our colors.

Why It Took Me So Long To Check Off The 'Disability' Box

Joanna Malefaki | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Joanna Malefaki

I have told myself over and over again that my disability is something that enables me to do so many other things. It challenges me, it makes me resourceful, stronger, but does it? Why do I find it so hard to accept the term disability?

Whiteness in an era of Trump: Where Do We Go From Here?

Kathryn Moeller | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Kathryn Moeller

As well-meaning, white Americans, we are used to more palatable forms of racism that mask their racist roots and make us feel comfortable. We've grown so accustomed to seeing the wolf in its thinly veiled sheep's clothing, and so reluctant to see otherwise, that the wolf itself shocks us.

Bursting the White Bubble of Colorblindness

John Halstead | Posted 03.08.2016 | Religion
John Halstead

"Black Lives Matter" brings race to the forefront of my consciousness, which has so long been trained to be blind to color. It speaks, not just to my mind, but to my heart -- to those places deep within me, that I don't like to acknowledge, where racist fears still have a hold on me.

How Well Can Your Eyes Perceive Color?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.16.2015 | Arts

Calling all artists, critics, creatives of any kind, oracles, crystal gazers, nature fiends, chefs, fashionistas -- basically, anyone who enjoys color...

Blind Justice Leads to Black Death

Peter DiCaprio | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Peter DiCaprio

We mistake the loss of complete dominance for the loss of liberty. We mistake attempts to create parity with minority dominance. There is a system in place that's killing all of us, some at a higher rate than others.

Colorblind Man Sees Sunset For First Time, And It's 'F*cking Cool'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.17.2015 | Good News

This guy has a new outlook on the world -- and it’s bright and colorful. Aaron Williams-Mele, who is colorblind, posted an emotional video of himsel...

How 'Equality' Was Used to Dismantle Voting Rights

Janson Wu | Posted 08.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Janson Wu

We know our society is not color-blind, nor is it blind to LGBTQ identities. As evidenced by the historical success of the Voting Rights Act, we need laws that are equipped to address the particular obstacles that disadvantaged groups face.

The Price of Speaking Up Against Inequality

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 08.06.2016 | Education
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Claiming there is no price to pay for speaking up against inequality is akin to colorblindness. It may be well intentioned, but it is a dangerous lie. When a kid says that they "don't see race" they may have the best of intentions.

The Color of Hatred

Tyree A. Boyd-Pates | Posted 07.30.2016 | Black Voices
Tyree A. Boyd-Pates

America has always relied on black forgiveness to absolve itself of white guilt. The Charleston massacre was no different. By choosing to highlight the forgiveness of the black faith community, they shifted the burden of responsibility onto the oppressed in a classic display of deflection.

Become Who You Are: The World's First Legally Recognized Cyborg May Be Onto Something

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2015 | Arts

Bodies are imperfect. Every combination of flesh, nerves, bones and blood has its particularities and limitations, some of which restrict the experien...

WATCH: Colorblind People See Certain Colors For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News

It's easy to take the little things for granted. Like seeing certain colors, for instance. After watching Valspar's "Color for the Colorblind," you...

When You Say You 'Don't See Race', You're Ignoring Racism, Not Helping To Solve It

The Guardian | Zach Stafford | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices

People love to tell me that they often forget that I’m black. They say this with a sort of “a-ha!” look on their faces, as if their dawning abil...

New Glasses Transform The Way Colorblind People See The World

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.13.2015 | Good News

This special eyewear is giving many a new outlook. EnChroma, a company in Berkeley, California, has created colorblindness correcting glasses, whi...

To the Color-blinders: Don't Dilute the Message

Randy Miller | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

Your strategy says the skin color of black men had nothing to do with black males killed by police in New York, Ferguson and Cleveland and in other cities nationwide. That rationale is wrong.

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

Is It Racist to Seek White Votes?

Ian Haney López | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Haney López

Is there something wrong with urging Democrats to pursue white voters? There's no difference between this and the GOP's strategizing to win more Latino voters. The danger with urging greater Democratic efforts to enlist white voters is that it comes in a context in which that party already has a long history of seeking white support.

Seeing In Color

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

"Well... I don't really know what to tell you, Aryanna," my sister mumbled. I didn't blame her -- this was the umpteenth time we'd had an exasperated conversation about race, so there's nothing new to say.

Why Celebrities' Racist Rants Don't Matter So Much

Alyssa Lyons | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Alyssa Lyons

We're outraged about blatant acts of racism, but we're OK with institutionalized racism that prevents people of color from obtaining jobs, quality education, and employment. We consistently roll back policy aimed at redressing historical injustices. And that, my friends, is the worst kind of racism.

Microaggressions Weigh Heavy on the Heart

Nashwa Lina Khan | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Nashwa Lina Khan

They could champion me; I was the brown girl at student senate representing what otherwise looked like a very homogeneous white space. I was Muslim, but not "scary Muslim."

A Broader, Bolder Approach Can Alleviate Race-Based Impediments to School Success

Elaine Weiss | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

When it comes to neighborhood and school inequality, the federal government has always had a short attention span.

Richard Sherman and the Fantasy of a Color-blind Society

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

Yes, white athletes get criticized for their conduct. But they do not, as a group, they face the degree of scrutiny, the constraints and the baggage that accrue, in general, to black athletes. Because, in truth, they don't really get evaluated as a group at all.

The Fallacy of the Colorblind Narrative in Voting Rights

Sahar Aziz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sahar Aziz

Decades after passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, so much has changed. And yet, so much remains the same.

What Kind Of Colorblind Are You?

Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts

In 1917 Dr. Shinobu Ishihara invented the Ishihara Color Perception Test, a way to decipher not just if you are colorblind but what kind of colorblind...

Is Colorblindness Really the Answer?

Inesha Premaratne | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Inesha Premaratne

Progress for this generation is less rooted in blindness to individuality -- race, color, ethnicity, religious beliefs -- than in acceptance of it.