I am guilty of feeling white guilt, white shame, and white exceptionalism. I use to be one of those people that would say: "I am color blind. I don't see color." This denies racial identity because if we can see, we can definitely see skin color. It's like saying you are choosing to ignore that part of a person. I have also felt shame due to ancestry. I recently found out a great-great-grandfather was a slave owner, but my shame is no comparison to how a person of color must feel.