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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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CUTLINE: Obiageli Robert, left, and Moise Robert appear in "Color-Blind."
An underlying assumption of color-blind racial attitudes is that people who work hard regardless of their social status will reap the benefits that society has to offer.
In short, when asked to point to policies addressing what is clearly a racial issue, the president offered policies having to do with a color-blind safety net that does not directly deal with the reality of continued structural racism (or "racialized social system").
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.
He then states that there are only two real choices: a color-blind regime and a world of affirmative action.
I had been invited to a "color-blind" party and needed to find something appropriate to wear.
(A few black men at the time were.) The friends, floozies, and footmen seem impossibly color-blind, which is the point: No one, in art history or history taken plain, could have been.
Justice is pictured blind and her daughter, the law, ought at least to be color-blind. (Albion Tourgee, qtd.
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.