I think that you will get two answers. White people will say that color doesn't matter, but people of color will say it does.
I say this because I am a woman, and people will say--we have equality and technically we do. But try being a woman and having meaningful conversation directed at only at your husband. Or a mechanic not explain things to you because he assumes you do not understand.
Or the worst: someone insults a strong, capable man by calling him a girl....what? why is that an insult?
I think it is the same for black people. Sure they technically have the same rights we do--but we need to walk a mile in their shoes to truly understand the little prejudices and insults they have to deal with on a daily basis.
I think this will change in the coming years. There is still a living generation who balks at equality for all. I hope one day color truly does not matter.