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If Dogs Don't See Color, Why Should We?

A white person actually had the audacity to tell me at an animal clinic that some dogs just don’t like black people. As someone who works with animals for a living, you’d think she’d know that while dogs aren’t completely colorblind and can see in limited colors like blue and yellow–they are incapable of being racist. Imagine her “shocked” surprise after reading this story:  

A woman’s dog, named Buddy, insisted on carrying her handmade BlackLivesMatter poster while marching with peaceful protectors in Cincinnati, OH. Buddy went on to become a viral internet sensation for his heroic efforts. Fans everywhere commended this canine for his commitment to social justice and even nicknamed him the “Golden Protestor.” Other dog owners have also gotten their furry friends to join the BLM protests, which is so cute and yet heartbreaking at the same time.

That just goes to show you animals don’t see color or race, nor they don’t see stigmas and stereotypes. Most of all, they don’t pass judgement. They love us no matter what color, shape or size we are. So why is it so hard for people to do the same?  

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Written by Aja Dandridge

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    • I wholeheartedly agree. Racism starts to take root in the home and environment and then children grow up with the belief that’s okay to treat others differently. Parents need to start raising their kids to love all races.

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