Colorblind: How Not Seeing “Color” Actually Hinders Justice and Equality


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  • Host Department: race
  • Date: 01/23/2013
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Location: Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center, 4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

  • Description:

    We often hear people adopt an approach of “colorblindness” and try to minimize or ignore “racial” differences. “I don’t even see color. We’re all just human and I treat everybody the same.” This month, we’ll explore this approach of ignoring race. Is it possible to truly be “colorblind?” How has this played out historically in the U.S., and how does “colorblindness” currently affect systems of education, employment, criminal justice? Could it possibly do more harm than good?

    We invite community members to share their thoughts through a facilitated conversation. Please bring teens, a friend, your voice, and an open mind. Refreshments will be served.

    RSVPs are not required, but appreciated. RSVP to

    The Understanding Race Project’s Community Conversations are made possible by support from the National Center for Institutional Diversity.

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