Being colorblind is not the act of ignoring race. It is the act of knowing the difference and treating everyone respectfully all the same. If you ignore race, you can't do the work required to try to understand others. You don't have the power to control your perception, you are at the mercy of others. However, if you step up to the plate and try to learn and understand, you have the power to change things. Someone said that the antonym of forgetting is not remembering, but justice.
You can not erase the past, but you can try to understand the past in an attempt to create a better future. Also, here is some interesting modern art. Everyone listen to the audio for white chair. As long as you are willing to be educated, there is hope. When you only want to listen to your own voice, well, you're fucked.