We Are Not Colorblind
by Jade Fulton on October 16, 2015 - 10:40am
In the article, ‘’Where are you from? Is clumsy, but not racist’’, published on October 10th, 2015, Deena Douara claims that we have more issues with our prejudices rather than our visions when looking at racism. She also questions the statement ‘’Where are you from’’, as not being racist, but rather clumsy since it is usually based on a racist prejudice. She also finds it important that we learn to accept that different colors of skin do exist, and that all though we are all the same on the inside, we are different on the outside, which leads to us having to accept ourselves and others the way we are despite the visible differences. The author then states that it is important to evaluate the question ‘’where are you from’’, in order to figure out if the actual aim of the statement is towards someone’s immigration status, rather than from their social background or upbringing. Therefore, the author does not see the statement as offensive, because although it is formulated in such a way, the intention is not necessarily to be racist or discriminatory.