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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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Colorblind explores cultural minefields around race, using classic Christian theology, practical application, and a twist on gospel assertions that, in Jesus, ethnic lines lose their meaning.
"Even when education policies are colorblind on the surface, they interact with school systems and residential patterns in which race is a central factor in deciding where students go to school, what resources and curricula they have access to, whether they are understood and appreciated by their teachers and classmates and how they are categorized across academic programs,'' she wrote.
Like several of the essays in this volume, Nilsen and Turner situate the 2008 election of Barack Obama to the presidency as central to contemporary colorblind racial ideology and ideals.
Complementing the basic frames of colorblind racism, according to Bonilla-Silva, are its characteristic rhetorical styles.
Reactionary colorblind ness insists that every express use of race is suspect; as a corollary, it disfavors only the express use of race.
Psychological research reveals fallacies in a colorblind response to racism [Brochure].
In fact, when he asked other scientists who study vision if they thought color vision was possible in colorblind monkeys, "every single person said, 'absolutely not,'" he says.
Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race and Performance
FOR EACH 100 MEN reading this, some 12 of you are colorblind. Women are more fortunate, with only about I in 200 suffering the condition.
Ferguson, (17) which affirmed the importance of the "Founders' constitutional principles," (18) and rightly declared the Constitution "color-blind." (19) As a result, Thomas argues, the Court did not establish a per se rule that all classifications on the basis of race are unconstitutional, leaving Harlan's colorblind Constitution, and the founders' constitutional principles, unsatisfied.
Despite these alleged "advantages", the colorblind ideology caused several setbacks within the school environment, including increased discipline action toward Black students and a justification for keeping the "status quo" course materials that did not reflect the activities, interests, or accomplishments of Black people.
After being confined in rooms painted pink, the inmates became calm and relaxed--even inmates who were colorblind.