Color Blindness Case Study

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1. A society where people are not aware of each other color differences, and/or don't allow others' skin color to effect their opinions of them.

2. I believe it is not feasible for the United State to be color blind because color is too entrenched into USA society. Color is too intertwined with our subconsciousness.

3. No, I do not believe color blindness is something we should thrive for because to be blind to color is to be blind to the consequences of color. Color has consequences bad for some and good for others but to pretend not to see color is to deny ones' oppression because of their color. Also, colorblindness would make it difficult to bring up issues that involve color making it seem as if the victim is the one who is causing the

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