What a Blind Person Thinks About Racism

What a Blind Person Thinks About Racism

Connecting with What is Real

Imagine if you could interact with people purely on a heart-based connection, without being influenced by their looks, their race, their size, or their age? How entirely different our relationships would be.

Tommy Edison is a radio presenter and film critic, known for his sense of humour. He has been blind since birth and says he can’t tell someone’s race by what they say. For Tommy, interactions are all about connection and he loves that he gets to know somebody before he figures out whether he likes them.

I can’t imagine what that must be like, to have different coloured skin. It’s not something I think about too much. I just think about people… about if we have fun together and we like each other… It boggles my mind that we’re all different colours, as see inside we’re all the same colour.

Tommy’s perspective goes a long way in showing us how we can look beyond the physical and relate to each other through what we truly are: Human beings.

feature Image: Ryoji Iwata.


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