So often we hear people say they don't see color. Their claim is that when it comes to the treatment of others, they exclude the color of their skin from the equation and they treat them the same. Of course, those who are forced to confront their pigment on the daily basis know this to be both impossible and un-preferred. Our color is the most visible part of us. There are men who look and identify as women, women who look and identify as men and everything in between. If you have dark skin, you cannot identify as someone who is light skinned or vise versa. In other words, you cannot hide it and live in the other world. There is no "closet" for a dark person to come out of after achieving success to speak on behalf of other "closeted" blacks. If there were, I assure you there would be many who'd be standing behind the door.
Seeing color is a wonderful thing that should be appreciated. In 1994, A Boeing Chief Engineer said the following, after a report was published showing a correlation between the instances of plane crashes and the culture of the pilots, "...Why is the fact that each of us comes from a culture with its own distinctive mix of strengths and weaknesses, tendencies and predispositions, so difficult to acknowledge? Who we are cannot be separated from where we're from- and when we ignore that fact, planes crash."
Understanding that some use the term colorblind as a simile to mean they don't pay attention to color. Id like to point out that those who littarly are color bline can teach us a lesson about how wonderful it is to see color for the first time.
This student has seen basic shades of the same color his whole life. He did not see color. He did not see the contrasts of the different shades of red, green, blue, pink etc. After being able to see color using the glasses, he is not able to perceive the differences between the colors. He can now experience wonderful VARIETY!
So see color! Experience and appreciate the differences be they good, bad or even ugly. We all bring a bit of spice to this crazy planet we call Earth!