I See Color

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler
Chief Catalyst
The Equity Project, LLC

There is one thing that drives me absolutely nuts. It is when people say “I don’t see color. We’re all the same.”

I usually assume the statement comes from a good and sometimes fragile place. It is an
attempt to soothe the complexities of discussing race. Even in contemporary America, we
are still very uncomfortable with this topic. I’ve worked in a myriad of great organizations
with some that struggled with understanding the relevancy and importance of discussing
(1) the implications of race on the workforce and (2) the intersection of race with the overall
mission of the organization.

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