I FAIL TO SEE THE SIGnificance of “Color Blind” by Jonetta Rose Barras (1/27). The difficulty that blacks may have in accepting one another regardless of the shade of our skin is based on racism that is executed by whites daily. Many blacks have come a long way in leaving their feelings behind regarding the shade of brown or black borne on our skin. This is evidenced by the large number of black people who marry other black people with much darker or lighter skin shades. This article may have had more value 30 or 40 years ago.

While blacks may have this issue to address, many other races do as well. Whites, Japanese, and Chinese have a history which may indicate that the shade of white, yellow, or brown matters. Barras would have it appear that black people are inferior to other races, and unable to work through this issue. I think you owe blacks an apology.

Shepherd Park