Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what I was taught as a youngster and my old teachers. People are always saying how "racism is over" and how "everyone is equal", "kumbaya", "we got a black president". But if you think about equality, it is both physical and mental. How can humans truly be equals when we look so different? I am gonna be blunt - looks matter. Even babies are naturally connected to those that look like them. There's an instinct in every human to have compassion towards those that share similar physical traits. I learned this in psychology. No matter how advanced our society is, there will always be a minority of people with blue/green eyes and blondish hair - traits that no on else has. People can pretend that we are all valued equally, but those with so called "special" features have an advantage that they can use against those that don't. I admit I have been envious of those with certain traits, but it is what it is. I have been taught in school that evolution caused light skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair. My teacher talked about this "phenomenon" in a way that glorified it and made it seem like those "fair-colored" humans were super-mutants. This totally contradicts the MLK/Lincoln concept of equality that I was also taught. Being one of the few children of color at my school, I felt very depressed after this. Until all humans look the same, will there ever be equality?