color-blind
adjective Date: 1853 1. affected with partial or total inability to distinguish one or more chromatic colors 2. insensitive, oblivious 3. not influenced by differences of race <
tried to get the welfare establishment…to abandon its color-blind policy — D. P. Moynihan
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; especially free from racial prejudice <
a white man with an invisible black skin in a color-blind community — James Farmer
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color blindness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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