Skip to comments.Blind People Can Be Racist, Too, Study Says
Posted on 09/01/2015 12:11:59 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study.
The findings come from interviews conducted in person and over the phone with 25 people who were either born blind or severely visually impaired, or who lost their sight as children or adults. A researcher asked the participants, most of whom lived in the northeast United States, about whether they thought about race and also how it affected their feelings about a person.
The study found that blind people can still have racial stereotypes, but "in all cases it takes them longer to categorize people by race and there is more ambiguity," said Asia M. Friedman, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at University of Delaware, who conducted the study.
The study was presented Tuesday at the American Sociological Association annual meeting, but has not been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Friedman found that five of the nine respondents who were blind since birth or early childhood reported that they did not think at all about a person's appearance. And according to some respondents, the inability to know a person's race kept them from making snap judgments about them, which is a "good thing," Friedman said. One person she interviewed explained that being blind makes it harder to "judge someone visually right off the top of your head."
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Yeah - everyone who has white skin is racist, period.
Well, if they’re white they can be, anyway.
What a concept...
A blind person hates BLACKS because their racists..
at least many of them are..
He cannot hate them because their black...
I’ve heard blind people have more acute hearing. The racket produced by cruising pimp-mobiles blaring mindless rap “music” likely irritates them.
Must be the Ebonics?
its not color of skin that they hate its their content of their character
Now how the heck could a blind person tell what race someone is?
Nothing to see here move along...
“The study found that blind people can still have racial stereotypes,”
Do any of these rocket surgeons ever ponder how a ‘stereotype’ comes into being to begin with?
CNN will never admit that.
That is what I though of when I clicked on this thread.
Gotta wait til they ax a question I suppose..
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman showed that blacks will shoot quicker at a black potential threat than a white one.
It’s just how it is, you can’t beat common sense.
Not a single GOP presidential candidate would condemn the black racism that cost Darren Goforth his life.
The Speaker Of the House and Sen. Rob Portman took time out to vent their outrage over a mountain.
But they can’t be found to say a word against the noxious anti-white and anti-police fumes choking the country.
Its all about priorities.
I know this to be true
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