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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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Researchers have reported that color-blind racial attitudes are negatively correlated with MCC (Neville et al.
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.
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.
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.
While the federal government opened the door to the color-blind principle in a variety of civil rights acts and constitutional amendments during the Reconstruction years, Moreno convincingly argues that only during World War II and its aftermath did it adopt a decisive "fair employment" or "color-blind" employment policy.
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.
An underlying process that may foster belief in the model minority myth is a color-blind racial ideology.
Some female squirrel monkeys can see in color, but male squirrel monkeys are normally red-green color-blind because they lack pigments in the retina that detect those wavelengths of light.