“Talking about racism just creates more racism.”
Really? Comments like this one come up in conversations on race and racism all the time, and they’re way off the mark.
If you don’t know why claiming you “don’t see color” does more harm than good, here’s an MTV Decoded episode with Franchesca Ramsey that explains it perfectly. Check out a few of the real-life situations in which race plays a role that we can’t ignore.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 3 Facts You May Not Know About the Racist Origins of ‘Colorblindness’
- The One Definition People Who Claim to Be ‘Colorblind’ Get Wrong Every Time
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Chescaleigh and Chescalocs, she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In addition to making YouTube videos, she’s the writer-at-large for Upworthy.com and host of the MTV News webseries “Decoded”. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.
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