Whiteness is used as a racial category but the definition of white can be topic of debate. Whiteness is not just a description of a person’s physical appearance but can also be used as a way of describing something that is “normal”. The use of white as a racial category can lead to the racialization of other minorities. Like it was mentioned in lecture, whiteness can go unnoticed. People don’t focus on white as a race, but instead think of everything that is not white because it is different from the “norm”. Colorblindness is a concept where people claim not to notice a person’s race, but instead see somebody for what they are beneath the color of their skin. Colorblindness leads to the notion that if we can see everyone independent of race, culture and history, then everyone can be considered equal. Stephen Colbert jokes that he just sees everyone as being white, which is his way of being colorblind to race. While he is not necessarily taking race out of the equation, that is one way of viewing someone for their individual characteristics. Individualism is a way to limit the effects of racism. If people are judged based on their individual actions and not categorized by race, then racism would not exist. However, people can use individualism as a form of racism by taking actions and linking them to a specific race. In doing so that expands the definition of race from the way people look to the things that they do.