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Response to Pelican (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:40 PM

13. I don't think that's quite the idea.

There's a specious flavor of the idea of "color blindness" that's basically a dodge, because it ignores the fact that when whatever kind of cultural difference you're talking about is purportedly "ignored," built-in prejudices and preferences take over. Like the way somehow jobs and apartments get offered to certain people and not others without any express mention of color or ethnicity.

You'll note Stephen Colbert's rightwing "character" claims he "doesn't see color." That's the joke he's telling.

Rightwingers do use the idea of "colorblindness" against any kind of affirmative initiative, pretending that once you've outlawed express discrimination, whatever just "happens" after that must be fair.

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