They struggled to explain why, even though racial disparities in health and access to health care are well documented.
Many people embrace colorblindness, claiming they “don’t see race” out of a genuine but misguided hope that it will bring racial disparities to an end.
But if people don’t acknowledge race, they can’t understand where racial disparities come from or how to remedy them.
Our goal is to help people recognize racial disparities and respond to them effectively.
Civil society leaders also need to help people imagine how we can do race differently as a society.