The dangers of colorblindness reach beyond the presidential race, however; advocacy for colorblind policy threatens many civil rights advances—see the resegregation of schools or the gutting of the Voting Rights Act—by failing to recognize continuing racial inequality.
The failure to label these incidents racist, the choice to instead tiptoe around it, to hedge their language, effectively excuses the offenders. In doing so, the media gives cover to the offenders, failing to condemn their acts with the strength necessary to truly bring change.
And herein lies the problem. The pervasiveness of Wilson’s legacy on campus forces me to associate myself with a legacy I wholeheartedly reject.
Do things that will put a smile on your face and remind yourself of what you care about beyond the classroom.
Voter ID laws not only prevent people who lack necessary ID from voting, but also depress turnout of people who can vote within the restrictions of the law.