Being silent about racial disparity isn’t being “color-blind.” It’s looking the other way. It’s time to open the blinds and see racial views more clearly.
Color-blind? When police are on the lookout for a dangerous black male, every black man is a suspect. In a color-blind nation, a white man and a black man stopped by police will be treated the same if they ask why.
Sizing people up by the color of their skin” is quick and easy; by “the content of their character,” takes time and patience. The idea that skin color denotes different kinds of people is a giant like that continually tears America apart. We need to move beyond human color-categories.
Be a threat
But I like
Most the ones
The color of skin
Someone’s wrapped in
Who they are
Colin K. And Derek C. Both bent a knee That released strife. One tried to save life The other didn't.
A truly "color-blind" country Would honor and memorialize All victims of injustice Regardless of skin tone.
Hopeful people aren’t violent. Spread hope.