I sometimes hear the argument that Christians should always practice and teach colorblindness.
Here is a great explanation by John Piper on why Christians “can’t afford to be color blind”.
However, I do want to mention the one area where I personally disagree with him. A commenter summed it up better than I could:
“I appreciate John Piper’s viewpoint and agree with most everything, but do not agree with the last thought. Stereotypes, whether positive or negative, dehumanize a person to a generalization. Not all Asians are good at math and do not want to be perceived in this way. It definitely sounds good, but you’re missing the person for who they are.
Color blindness is the easy way out for persons from majority culture, but as John stated, minorities cannot afford a life that is color blind, as we face discrimination everyday. And what hurts most is that such discrimination comes from well-mannered, church-going, and nice folk. Let us not hide behind ignorance.” –Kevin Lee
Watch the video below: