Some of us white folk, especially progressives, want to believe we do not see black or brown or yellow in the spectrum of human color.
I would like to believe that, but I will tell you it is not true of me. When I first see a person of color, their color and then their gender are the first things I notice. That is not a bad thing unless I stop there. The only way I know how to become color blind is if I decide to get to know them and then over time they cease to be black or brown or yellow or even white but become a friend, and that is when their color fades into humanity. When I take the time to do that, it becomes easier to accept that I am one of them and we are human.
Gender does not fade but remains and both female and male deserve the same honor and the same respect because I am one of them, we are all human.