What do you do when you share with 'friends' a current hurt that you are dealing with, and they dismiss it? When by their comments and reactions you see that even discussing it makes them uncomfortable, possibly because their discomfort comes from them knowing that some of their deeply held beliefs are keeping them from helping you, and may be the cause of your pain, or that you have been hurt by one of their idols.
No, I'm not talking about rape, although the reactions are almost identical.
I'm talking about when a Black person shares the pain of being Black in America with a white person. While white folks can say 'I don't see color', Black folks know that most white Americans do. And not seeing color is a privilege that Black folks don't have, and at this point in American history, Black folks cannot afford to have.
White folks can speak of 'The Green Book' as great because that one 'savior' helped that the one needing help. Black folks know that in those states, cities, neighborhoods, there was so much Black pain that wasn't considered. So much pain. Invisible pain- to those that are color blind.
Christians are not called to be blind in any way; we are called to be wise. As Jesus showed, while church clergy may be blind, a neighbor is not color blind.