Our attitude towards sexism and racism is kind of like abstinence-only education. In America we like to pretend that if we don’t talk about it and pretend it isn’t a problem, it isn’t actually happening. So we don’t talk about sexism or racism with our kids, or teach them about how society works. And we hope that will make it go away.
The difference is that there are a lot of people who support sex education and are against abstinence-only education. If enough people were also against color blindness, maybe then things would start changing…”—
- Racebending.com media liaison Mike Le, chatting about representation, sexism, and racism, at ComicCon with watermeloncholy.
(It’s not a perfect metaphor, but it’s kind of interesting how people who support sex ed are accused of contributing to unprotected sex, and how, likewise, people who support color awareness—instead of color blindness—are accused of contributing to racism.)