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30 March 2017 @ 05:17 am
Color  
“Why do you say, ‘I don’t see color,’ as if it were a good thing?”
Because, as Dr. King said, it would be a good thing if the whole country did it. But the Power Structure sees color, and so do millions of stupid white people who get one vote each, so we have to. It’s one of those things we can’t escape, like government and bondage to our bowels.

ETA: Thank to several helpful comments, I realize this should have been something like “I wish I lived in a world where I didn’t have to see color, where we didn’t have that particular element of collectivist politics that makes many people suffer and gives the rest of us another civic duty.”
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Marissa Lingenmrissa on March 30th, 2017 11:54 am (UTC)
Sorry, no, I disagree. People are allowed to have cultural stuff that's important to them.
El Coyote Gordo: coy1supergee on March 30th, 2017 01:13 pm (UTC)
I think people are allowed to have cultural stuff that's important to them over a number of variables including color.
Marissa Lingenmrissa on March 30th, 2017 03:23 pm (UTC)
Entirely true, but that's very different from "over a number of variables but for Pete's sake not color because in an ideal world we literally would not perceive that."
El Coyote Gordo: thumbsupergee on March 30th, 2017 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thanx for helping me see how I got it wrong. I have attempted to improve it
sturgeonslawyer: Defaultsturgeonslawyer on March 30th, 2017 02:46 pm (UTC)
When people say they don't see color I like to point them to Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven as containing an excellent example of what that would really look like.