It's a thing called merit. It's not just based on test scores or college degrees, but also passion, dedication, innate ability, and the drive to get things done, too. If we reward merit (as we so often falsely claim to do) the color conundrum and all the confusions associated with it will disappear.
Have a nice day.
Anderson resident Primus Mootry is a retired school teacher. His column appears Wednesdays in The Herald Bulletin.