"God, that receptionist's such a bitch."
"The... the black one. Sorry, I couldn't think of any other way to identify her."
Is this what people mean when they say they "don't see colour"? It's like they think people will call them racist if they notice that someone is not white, so they say "black" in a whisper, as if it's the dirtiest word imaginable. Which is productive. And definitely not racist.