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Extraordinary Times 37: What is Color Blindness?

“Color-blindness” was a notion embraced by liberals in the 1960’s and 1970’s that was an expression of open-mindedness and considering more than ‘color’ to understand others who look different from you.  While the intention was ‘acceptance,’ it also encouraged silence about the differences between racial and ethnic groups.

This silence may actually prevent educational opportunities for discussion, education, and sensitivity about our differences.  Instead, we now emphasize the importance of talking openly about cultural and racial differences so that we can learn more about each other, rather than remain silent and only presuming to know about our differences.

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