Tanya’s comment: Very interesting concept. As a black person, I feel that it’s unrealistic to see yourself as “not black” or colorless and then expect that white society will simply play along. I also think this concept suggests that we shouldn’t be proud of our ethnic backgrounds. I’m very proud to be a Jamaican-American black woman, regardless of racism’s effects on me. The answer to racism can’t possibly be to deny your own ethnicity and culture.