“But I don’t see color.”
That’s been said to my face since I was a child.
I never couldn’t counter it at a young age.
Once experience and research pooled in, this was an intellectual slight.
If one is legitimately blind, then I’ll give them an excuse.
Anyone else, how can anyone NOT see color?
False defenses rear up to prevent oneself from the worst word one could be called (in their perspective).
Ignoring the plight of those with melanin was a form of indirect violence.
That and feigning ignorance.
Minimizing such bigotry to either nasty slurs and hoods is beyond erroneous.
Said bigotry isn’t always that obvious although many would deny it.
I better not hear the words “Well, they didn’t mean it!”, “You’re over-analyzing.”, or “You’re a racist for assuming something or someone is racist!”
Please, I have no such sociopolitical power to enact any kind of systemic oppression in any field of activity.