26 Jun '15, 4pm

"Repenting of 'Colorblindness'"

This selective “colorblindness” is a mighty convenient approach to race in America for white people, for it allows us to paper over America’s troubled (and decidedly anti-Christian) history, to discount racism as a thing of the past for which we are no longer responsible, and to ignore persistent racial injustices like mass incarceration, police brutality, voting rights issues, white flight, and economic inequality, all while consistently benefiting from an oppressive system we claim we cannot even see . “Colorblindness” means I can attend a Christian conference with all white speakers and not even notice or consider that a problem. It means I can be shocked by appropriate use of the n-word because it’s never been inappropriately directed at me. It means my default is to consider police heroes because, unlike my black friends, I don’t get pulled over at least once or twice...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/repenting-of-colorblindne...

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This selective “colorblindness” is a mighty convenient approach to race in America for white people, for it allows us to p...