Sunday, December 6, 2015

Color-Conscious vs. Color Blind

A neighborhood friend and parent recently shared this with me:
Why I Won’t Teach My Kids To Be ‘Color Blind’ from

This is an excerpt from the article linked above:

"Trying to teach kids to be color blind and that we aren’t different sizes, shapes, talents, experiences and intellects does them the greatest disservice, and making an effort to hide these facts seems disingenuous. Yes, recognizing those traits does put people in groups, but the fact that we’re all different is something to be embraced. The issue is not that we’re different, but how we perceive, treat and live with those differences. Everyone should have equal opportunity, treatment, support and love, but people are different colors; people of the same race are different colors."

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