The death of colorblindness
In the 1990s I worked in the corporate environment in the tech field. My job was to sit in a cube all day and code. My co-workers were typically nerdy White and Asian men, however, we did have the occasional female. Typically, the girls did not have a strong interest in coding, so they gravitated to project management or quality control. For some reason, while women may not like to code, they love writing status reports, holding meetings and creating PowerPoint presentations.
One of these girls was blonde and somewhat ditzy. While not a stupid person, she was not very interesting. The only reason I remember her is that her sister was dating a black at the time. While that was somewhat unusual at the time, what I remember is her saying that she never even noticed that he was a black. And, no, it was not because he was a fake black like Shaun King who looked White. It was, she proudly proclaimed, because she ‘did not see color.’
To me, such a statement would be like saying you did not notice the blizzard that dumped two feet of snow on the streets. How could one not notice obvious things? Of course, she did notice but she was parroting the virtue of claiming that she was ‘color blind.’
We still occasionally run into those ‘I don’t see color’ people. But,at this point, it is rather embarrassing. They are usually older people (usually Boomers) who are oblivious to the change of society. These are the type of people who still imagine classrooms that are majority White with cute kids with freckles placing their hands over their hearts as they say the pledge of allegiance. And the couple of cute black children that attend these schools are constantly in danger of White bullies.
They are oblivious to the fact that White kids are now the minority and the curriculum teaches them that they are evil for being White and America is evil. They are also oblivious to the fact that most of these schools are now jungles with kids hooting and screaming as they do funky dances during the lessons. And whatever bullying happens, is blacks ganging up and attacking White kids with immunity. School administrators fear the charge of ‘’racism’, so they turn a blind eye to black violence in the schools.
Race has always been the defining issue in America. For years, liberals were able to pretend that race was not real and it was only skin color. This is how the ‘I don’t see color’ propaganda started. Conservatives at the time warned that race was quite real, and the liberal project of trying to turn blacks into Whites was doomed to fail. Yes, you can change some behavior on the margins, but you cannot change genetics which is responsible for much differences in behavior and disposition.
Recently, a black driving crazy ran over a White BLM protestor in the street. Kamala Harris, who is hoping to be the Democrat VP nominee, condemned the incident without mentioning the driver. Of course, everyone who does not have brain damage (Hi Joe Biden!) or is not a liar knows the reason - the reason is that the driver is a black and Kamala Harris is black. Kamala very much sees color and she did not want to attack a member of her tribe. Even though there are no indications that Kamla knew the driver, she feels a racial kinship with him.
This kinship is reality based on biology. Humans are social animals. What is unique is that there has been propaganda that having such kinship is evil, but only of you are White. If you are of any other ethnicity, forming an ethnic identity is good and desirable. We see this all around us. The NFL has announced that the black national anthem will play at the start of every football game. Could you imagine a White national anthem? The screaming and hysterics would be off the charts.
So, yes, race is real. And if you are a ‘good’ White that ‘does not see color’ you are just being played as a fool.