How the Right Weaponized a Colorblind Constitution

“The attempt to deny racial consideration is, at its root, an attempt to hide the underlying racial oppression, a reality no amount of wand-waving and obfuscation can eliminate.”[1]

Colorblindness “stands for the proposition that race ought to play no role in assessing individuals.”[2] The goal of colorblind constitutionalism seeks to make the words of Dr. King’s famous speech manifest where one’s character and abilities are the metrics considered. This is a noble and hopeful goal for sure and this argument has played an important role in…