In the first of a 3-part series on the work and thinking of Professor Lewis Gordon , specifically on aspects of anti-black racism, we tackle a few crucial responses from some people on aspects of 'the race debate':1. "Race is biologically meaningless...so stop talking about it! It is not real!"2. "I don't see race!" / "I don't see colour!"In a careful analysis of these tropes, this brilliant, leading global scholar on Black existentialism and anti-Blackness, gives us a preview of arguments and analysis from his forthcoming book, Fear of Black Consciousness. He rebuts, with patient explanation and argument, colour blindness and race eliminativist thinking, without denying the biological point. He shows, however, the bad faith with which many respond to conversation about race and racism.There is much more that emerges in the course of tackling these issues. Lewis is also a compelling speaker and storyteller, so you dig in.