Mellody Hobson, talks about numbers and the unconsciously perpetrated habit of colour blindness around us. We tend to be consciously colour blind and feel that being around a diversity of people is odd and being around people of the same colour is normal.
Citing the example of the small pox vaccine, she drives home the point that we as a diverse race and nation we must include this diversity to envisage solutions to our day to day problems.Numbers don’t lie, here is story about racial discrimination.
It reminds me of our own problem, where people within our country are ill informed about their own. Calling north easterners Chinese, Phillipino etc. Recently when I introduced Mellisa to our group, one among the group literally said” Is she a Filipino”. I had to correct him in that. I guess race is not just about colour, its about being.