The Sociological Framework that Argues “Color Blindness” is Counterproductive

Sociologists have widely criticized color blindness discourse for allowing people to ignore and refuse that systemic forms of racial discrimination and oppression continue to be enforced today through the public and private sectors.

Color blindness, or color-blind theory, is the racial and sociological ideology that attempts to defeat racial discrimination by stressing the importance of the individual and disregard for that individual’s race, culture and ethnicity as relevant factors in creating and maintaining an equal environment.