When someone says to me, “I don’t see color”, it doesn’t make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. It’s the equivalent of saying, “I don’t see gender”, “I don’t see age”, “I don’t see disability”, or any other typically obvious physical characteristic. It bothers me a little when the people who look at me (or others), don’t see me as I am, but rather as someone they’re more comfortable with.
I’m really not ashamed of who I am, and I think it’s silly to pretend we’re not different and haven’t been through different experiences.
Am I alone in this? Or should I be looking at this from a different perspective?