color blindness

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color blind + -ness


color blindness ‎(plural color blindnesses)

  1. (pathology) Any of several medical conditions in which the physical ability to see colors is impaired, especially Achromatopsia, Daltonism.
  2. (figuratively) Indifference to a person's skin color or race.
    • 2003, Kimberly L. Ebert, "Demystifying Color-Blind Ideology", in C. Herring et al., Skin Deep: How Race and Complexion Matter in the "Color-Blind" Era, p. 1985:
      Despite the fact that race is embedded in American social life, "color blindness" has recently emerged as the dominant ideology of race.

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