from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a less than normal ability to distinguish colors. There are several different forms of this usually genetic condition, and different forms determine which colors are indistinguishable.
  • adj. That does not discriminate on the basis of race or skin color.


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