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Colorblind White Dominance

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  • Tom Vance (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Colorblindness as a race ideology was taught when I was in primary school. Does that seem familiar? Simplistically, I came to understand it as do not treat people of color any different than I would anyone else. In fact, I was not supposed to recognize any difference in skin color. Colorblindness has led to the suppression of the reality of race. It has helped reduce prejudice and racism, but it has done little to challenge white dominance in U.S. society. This session will explore how race boundaries have evolved, why colorblindness as a race ideology should be eliminated or adapted, and solutions to this challenge.

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05 Mar 2009
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