Can someone truly be colorblind?
I'm not talking about the physical disability of colorblindness, but the ability to see people as people and not as an ethnicity or race. Before anyone takes offense, I love diversity and we celebrate our ethnicity and race so much so that when Whitney boarded the subway in NYC several years ago she looked around and thought, "Look at all these people that look like me." She was seeing the faces of beautiful dark skin tones and forgetting her "pigmently" challenged body (making up new words) because she views the world in every shade.
I can't tell you how many conversations I've had (or articles I have read or heard) where a person's ethnicity is always stated. "A 42 year old black man.....", "so I was walking down this street and a Mexican...." most are negative and stereotypical. I can't remember ever reading a news story that talked about the white man who __________. There are good and bad people of every race or ethnicity, I just want to know why if you are not white it has to be mentioned.
Sometimes even my own children use race and color play into our lives. One night while playing on the computer there was an argument and the big boys argued, "You are letting Rock have longer time on the computer because of Tank's skin color." "You love the girls and give them more privileges because they are white." Or "You love him more because he's darker than me."
These are not earth shattering thoughts, nor does this post have a point.... just some random thoughts I've had mulling over in my mind as I giggled over one of the boys asking if Grandpa was suffering from an illness, because his legs are so white.
How I adore this wonderfully diverse family of mine!