The flaw in this ideology is that it allows Whites to ignore racism and White privilege.Multiculturalism, on the other hand, embraces the world as somewhat of a fruit salad.
Eight fake profile bios were created and then they at randomly matched with photographs of three White women, three Black women, one Latina woman, and one Asian woman.
Each man was asked to check out the profiles and assess their levels of romantic attraction to each woman based on physical appearance, interests, and whether or not they were interested in getting to know the woman better.
Thankfully, researchers did find that interacting with people of different races helped to reduce people’s’ tendency to endorse the color-blind ideology.“Not just contact in terms of a coworker in the cubicle next to me, but meaningful friendships,” explained James Brooks, researcher and psych professor.
They are also more likely to notice objects that are differentiated against a background based on color (such as a flower against background of leaves), whereas without the lens those objects would be overlooked.
If you’re one of those folks who rolls their eyes and twists up their face anytime you hear someone claim that they don’t see color, prepare NOT to be surprised.