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1. Partially or totally unable to distinguish certain colors.
a. Not subject to racial prejudices.
b. Not recognizing racial or class distinctions: "Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens" (John M. Harlan).

col′or·blind′ness n.
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Used extensively over the last several decades in the law field to argue for equal treatment of individuals regardless of color, race, or creed, the color-blind notion was considered a progressive response to racial bigotry.
I fully share Clegg's belief in the color-blind Constitution to the extent that it involves the enforcement of the state criminal and civil law.
Yet even as he recognized these biases and the fact that the Supreme Court was governed by social tides, Tourgee clung devoutly to the notion that the education of both Southern whites and blacks could lead to a color-blind justice system capable of transcending society's differences and correcting its injustices.
The ministry will instruct employers who wish to eliminate color-blind applicants to elaborate on why they consider color-blind people should not be hired.
Our liberal democratic heritage gives us a vision of individual equality: before the supposedly color-blind law, each of us is formally the equal of every other one of us.
His view of the good society--"a color-blind, gender-neutral regime of individual rights, combined with government activism promoting a high degree of substantive social and economic equality"--is clearly derived from traditions of the left.
Alas, the fact remains that the United States -- regardless of any smug self-perceptions we may hold to the contrary-most definitely is not a color-blind society, and the views of many concerning this country's racial and ethnic diversity are far from the benignly fraternal.
Second, we need to return to Martin Luther King's vision of an American standard that is truly meritocratic and color-blind.
As a result, companies that have made efforts to focus on the similarities of their workers--to be color-blind and gender-neutral in their hiring, promotion, and assignment of duties--must sometimes accommodate the polarizing requests of a single worker.
The golden hamster and the opossum are definitely color-blind.
of Illinois at Chicago) has found the notion of color-blind adoption is false, and that certain children continue to be marginalized and treated as cheap commodities in the adoption marketing system.