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Hibiscus_Syrup OP wrote (edited )

Umm, short version: Not 'seeing race' is regularly used to systematically deny that there are historical advantages and disadvantages given to those people with the various created categories, cemented over centuries. We have to be able to recognise the categories to be able to unmake them. Regardless of whether a person sees race, racism is still there, and ignoring it does not make it go away, it perpetuates it. I've never once heard someone from around here say "I don't see race" who wasn't a full of shit racist who hasn't even done the basic work of understanding their place in history.