People who endorse “multiculturalism,” on the other hand, believe that society is a melting pot—and that different races indeed experience the world differently based on the color of their skin. In their work, the researchers wanted to see if the degree to which a man espoused “color-blindness” beliefs influenced the women he dug.
They also believe that society should not take skin color into account—at all.
This is a beautiful idea that evokes images of multi-colored stick figures connected under a rainbow. “Color-blindness” in practice assumes that everyone really does have access to the same opportunities, which is simply not the case.
Sure, I’m not stock-photo pretty, but surely I could be pulling in more than a “heyy ;)” every few days.
I couldn’t help but pin some of the disparity on the color of my skin–not as something positive or negative, just as a reality of dating in America.