Recently I've had conversations with people where the phrase "I don't see color" has come up more and more. To be honest, I was a bit conflicted about the reaction hearing that has caused in me because, on the one hand, I understand that they're simply trying to convey that they don't judge people based on skin color or race; but on the other hand, I don't believe that you can truly "see" me (or anyone else) if you don't see color.
In this mic-side chat, I discuss my thoughts and reactions on hearing this and unpack the narrative and the rationale that I believe has led to it being the "go to" PC phrase of the day; along with other ways to think about it.
As Chief Outcome Facilitator and President of The KARS Group LTD, Keisha A Rivers specializes in working with companies and organizations to achieve desired outcomes through development of leadership, diversity, inclusion and learning communities. She has over 14 years of experience in the strategic consulting and organizational development space working with clients in consumer goods & services, hospitality, social sciences and social services industries.