Sometimes people say they're "colorblind" — that they don't see race, and race doesn't matter to them.
While this might be well-intentioned, the idea of colorblindness is problematic. It often becomes a mechanism for ignoring systemic problems with racism, rather than addressing them. And instead of eliminating racism, colorblindness can "erase" the identities of people of color and minority groups.
Kerry Washington summed it up well in a discussion on colorblind racism:
Let's get one thing straight: Bisexuality is real.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't just "switch teams" when convenient. Being bisexual is not in a medieval-style game in which you ultimately choose women or men at the finish line either. And bisexuality also doesn't end when you get in a committed relationship. Relationships don't end our physical attraction to other humans ... and for those who identify as bisexual, those other humans could be a man or a woman.
There are a lot of studies that point to the stigma and variations of bisexuality, too. Some studies show that women are more likely to identify as bisexual than men. But more men in recent years have admitted to having homosexual encounters, too.