I have said previously that colorblindness is actually perpetuating inequality and racial differences. To be colorblind is to push away the idea of differences. The differences have little to do with skin color – ok, if speaking literally that you wear magic glasses that turn everyone some “neutral” color; that would be one example of colorblindness. However, I challenge that what actually happens with colorblindness is we turn a blind eye to cultural differences. When Stephen Colbert said in his bit that he just views everyone as white and it’s all good – I look at that from a cultural perspective versus the literal skin color differences. Generally speaking the colorblind individuals are white and view things from their white perspective, where that normalization, that “whiteness” comes in to play. If everyone could be viewed as “normal” according to the white cultural ideals (or lack of culture as we explored in Pamela Perry’s article), it would be, as Colbert says, “all good”. I agree with the lecture that Stephen Colbert has the advantage of being a comedian that can express a huge concept in a funny, yet poignant way. Then when Congressman Edwards points out that seeing everyone as white works well for Stephen Colbert (insert all white men or women), it doesn’t work out too well for the black woman. We need to embrace cultural differences. Something that strikes with me when I consider the concept of whiteness are these Ancestry DNA commercials you see on TV, an example can be seen at this link: (https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7c4Y/ancestrydna-lederhosen). You generally see white people finding out their “cultural heritage” through this testing. I think about this and how something like this could start to give an idea to the whiteness that seems to be prevailing in many segments of society.