DeShawn and Sean are both twelve years old, both attend schools in the same area, and encounter the same situations throughout their daily lives. However, the outcomes are different for both boys, due to colorblind racism. Colorblind racism is a device meant to encourage equality, by stating statements such as "I don't see color," and "we are all a part of the same race, the human race." This is enacted by pretending to ignore a person's physical racial characteristics, especially their skin color.
This book is recommended for ages 10+ and is designed for young adolescents, but is for all ages and demographics. Questions are posed at the end of each segment, meant for the reader to compare their lives against DeShawn's and Sean's. An afterword provides further education and explanations.
This book has been written for the college level course "Social Work: Cultural Competency, Diversity, and Social Justice" as a means to spread awareness of this little known form of racism.
Leanna is completing her Associates degree in Liberal Arts and will continue onto her Undergraduate as a Social Worker. She is most definitely not an artist, so please excuse those horrible scribbles. She had no other options.