REASON: Unless you are blind or color blind, the phrase “I don’t see color” is the same as saying “I am going to ignore a part of who you are”. Consider this – how many people don’t see color, or race, or a disability? To say otherwise is implying that you don’t want to acknowledge those aspects of people. No one wants to be told that a part of who they are is being ignored or considered unimportant, we all want to be accepted and celebrated for our full selves. This is a simple one – avoid the phrase. I doubt anyone has felt compelled to say, “I don’t see noses” or “I don’t see feet”, so there is no need to say something as silly as “I don’t see color” either.
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