I Don 't See Race : The Pitfalls Of The Colorblind Mindset Essay
1184 Words Nov 12th, 2015 5 Pages
It is the white privilege based society who has created this mindset as a way to state that they are not racist. To be colorblind would mean to erase several hundred years of history. That particular history references to the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr., and slavery. Slavery helped establish the United States. Disregarding race means eradicating a major part of history. That means ignoring oppression and the progression that took many years to achieve. Ignoring history, specifically slavery and segregation, is racist.
Ignoring race is practically unrealistic when society makes it impossible to ignore. Racially oriented situations are publicize in the news on the regular, whether it be violent acts like the Ferguson riots or inspirational movements like the…