American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Partially or totally unable to distinguish certain colors.
- adj. Not subject to racial prejudices.
- adj. Not recognizing racial or class distinctions: "Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens” ( John M. Harlan).
“Some species of monkeys are dichromats - they have only two kinds of cones and see much like what most people think of when the term colorblind comes up.”
“Kameron Hurley recently blogged about how "writing colorblind is writing white.”
“This new racist ideology is often referred to as colorblind or laissez faire racism.”
“You can call this a lot of things, but colorblind is not one of them.”
“You can call this a lot of things, but colorblind is not one of them. continue reading ...”
“The best evidence that the Fourteenth Amendment was not intended to be colorblind is the fact that it was necessary to pass a Fifteenth Amendment in 1870 specifically granting blacks the right to vote.”
“No, I don’t think they’re what we call colorblind, Shrev.”
“To be colorblind is to avoid seeing other people’s cultures and backgrounds, to assume that everyone is equal in this country.”
“He wants to establish what is known as a colorblind Constitution.”
“These two heavyweights had been battling in print since last June when, in an impassioned speech before the Theatre Communications Group, Wilson in effect accused public and private organizations of racism in failing to fund black theaters, and scolded black performers for taking white roles in so-called colorblind casting.”
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