“I don’t care if they’re black, white, green or purple”

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Love love love this cartoon from The K Chronicles, the same strip that brought us That One Black Kid. Click on it to see the full comic.

It’s the typical bull you hear from people who claim to be colorblind. Reminds me of one commenter on Anti-Racist Parent who wrote:

We didn’t care if our daughters were black, white, purple or green…they are our daughters period. I see them, not the colour of their skin or the shape of their eyes.

In response, the always awesome Jae Ran Kim wrote:

And saying, “We didn’t care if our daughters were black, white, purple or green…they are our daughters period. I see them, not the colour of their skin or the shape of their eyes” is extremely offensive to me. Like there are purple and green children. Or maybe you could stretch it and love a polka dotted kid too, I know there are so many of those lingering and languishing in orphanages somewhere.

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