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The reality, is you can’t abolish a train of thought by ignoring it. | U.S.

Audio recording by Nyla

“I don’t see color; I treat everyone equally, regardless of what race they are.” At first, this seems like a reasonable statement. Eliminating the idea of color in the world could be a solution to racial problems that exist today, but there‘s a similarity between people who tend to say this: they‘re not people of color. They‘re not directly affected by our struggles. The idea that you can’t see race ignores the issues that are here in the first place. The government and judicial system in America are not colorblind. There‘s still inequality within the prison and law enforcement systems. The American people are not colorblind. Racially charged hate crimes committed by American citizens still happen. Instead of addressing it, this notion skates over the fact that these issues are really present. The reality, is you can’t abolish a train of thought by ignoring it. Racism will endure.

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