we may not always agree but the fact that they acknowledge us

The fact that Supernatural continually thanks the fans and loves the fans and dedicates episodes to us despite how badly some of the fans have treated the show’s writers and production staff

The fact that-after everything-they still care about us

I need a moment

anonymous asked:

no colorblindness is always potentially harmful because to be colorblind you have to deny the existence of people's different backgrounds, the trick is to learn how and when to properly use that awareness. To acknowledge the fact that you may or may not be changing a situation and remember your coworkers names and use all that knowledge to improve your interactions with others. You can choose not to focus to much on a "color" but that is not the same as being "blind" to it.

I think “being colorblind means ignoring other people’s backgrounds” is too narrow a definition. If we use that narrow definition, I agree that’s generally bad (unless you’re in a conversation that has nothing to do with backgrounds. If you’re working together to change a tire, what life was like in Guatemala really isn’t relevant.)

I think what people who claim to be “colorblind” are actually trying to say is something much more like “I’m not going to expect something bad from you because you look different from me. There are a lot of white people who do that, but I’m not one of them.”

The narrow definition has gained a lot of uptake, and I think that’s why it’s now considered a bad thing to say. But consider the previous anon and what they had to say about the euphemism treadmill – words and phrases and what they mean change.