It has been an active year at the Saturday Night Card Game.  Here are some of my favorite games of the past year:

How fitting that we end the year with the theory put forth at Psychology Today that refusing to judge people based on the color of their skin is racist:

Colorblindness is the racial ideology that posits the best way to end discrimination is by treating individuals as equally as possible, without regard to race, culture, or ethnicity.

At its face value, colorblindness seems like a good thing — really taking MLK seriously on his call to judge people on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. It focuses on commonalities between people, such as their shared humanity.

However, colorblindness alone is not sufficient to heal racial wounds on a national or personal level. It is only a half-measure that in the end operates as a form of racism….

Research has shown that hearing colorblind messages predict negative outcomes among Whites, such as greater racial bias and negative affect; likewise colorblind messages cause stress in ethnic minorities, resulting in decreased cognitive performance ….

The alternative to colorblindness is multiculturalism, an ideology that acknowledges, highlights, and celebrates ethnoracial differences.

Don’t think the theory is limited to psychologists.  A law professor at U. Cal. Berkeley is pushing a doctring called “reactionary colorblindness,” the argument that attempts to do aways with racial preferences and to treat people without regard to skin color is a form of racism.

These are an offshoot of the self-fulfilling “white privilege” theory, which posits that society is so racist that even non-racist whites benefit and therefore racial preferences must continue ad infinitum.

Up is down; treating people based on skin color is not racist but it is racist.  How did the goal of racial equality go so far off course?

I hope I don’t get in trouble for playing this video: