The United States of America has been labeled the melting pot of the Western world by branding itself as a haven for all people seeking success and freedom. Despite a brutal history of torturous enslavement of Africans and genocide of indigenous people, many Americans today are under the illusion that they exist in a “post-racial” society.
How often has a person said, “Race doesn’t matter,” or “I don’t see color,” during discussions about race? Most people who subscribe to the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” approach to racial identification do not realize that ignoring race does not make racism non-existent. Colorblindness does not absolve white privilege, nor does it secure social equality for all races.
The following studies prove that no matter how much Americans don’t want to see color, they will and they do.