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It is not good to be color-blind. There’s been plenty written on why. Psychology Today calls it a form of racism. Everyday Feminism details how colorblindness perpetuates injustice (the article also acknowledges that “color-blind” as a term is ableist). And the Atlantic debunked the argument that focusing on race actually causes the nationalist movement we’ve been seeing more of recently.
I’m reiterating a few arguments that the authors and speaker above bring up, along with some points I’ve thought of, as to why color-blindness is harmful. It is generally destructive, but it is even more so when wielded by those of us in nonprofit, education, and other professions focused on helping people and addressing injustice.