Mon, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. | 90 minutes
Join professor Briana Toole as we look at 'Colorblind Ideology' from a philosophical and existential viewpoint instead of just a political one.
In this Olio, we’ll examine not just whether it’s really possible not to see race, but what’s wrong with not seeing race. It is no accident that the statements above are often the first words out of someone’s mouth when accused of racism. And so, in this space, we’ll examine the problems posed by colorblind ideology – ranging from the personal and political to the epistemic and existential. To fail to ‘see’ race is to fail to appreciate a central part of who a person is and how they experience the world – and perhaps, even, to do them a special kind of existential injustice. Though we may each of us long to live in a post-racial world, colorblind ideology forces us to confront the question – what is it we’re really blind to?
*This Olio will take place in a living room in Ditmas Park Brooklyn*