The Resource Blinded by sight : seeing race through the eyes of the blind, Osagie K. Obasogie, (ebook)

Blinded by sight : seeing race through the eyes of the blind, Osagie K. Obasogie, (ebook)

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Blinded by sight : seeing race through the eyes of the blind
Title
Blinded by sight
Title remainder
seeing race through the eyes of the blind
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Osagie K. Obasogie
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eng
Summary
Colorblindness has become an integral part of the national conversation on race in America. Given the assumptions behind this influential metaphor-that being blind to race will lead to racial equality-it's curious that, until now, we have not considered if or how the blind "see" race. Most sighted people assume that the answer is obvious: they don't, and are therefore incapable of racial bias-an example that the sighted community should presumably follow. In Blinded by Sight,Osagie K. Obasogie shares a startling observation made during discussions with people from all walks of life who have been blind since birth: even the blind aren't colorblind-blind people understand race visually, just like everyone else. Ask a blind person what race is, and they will more than likely refer to visual cues such as skin color. Obasogie finds that, because blind people think about race visually, they orient their lives around these understandings in terms of who they are friends with, who they date, and much more. In Blinded by Sight, Obasogie argues that rather than being visually obvious, both blind and sighted people are socialized to see race in particular ways, even to a point where blind people "see" race. So what does this mean for how we live and the laws that govern our society? Obasogie delves into these questions and uncovers how color blindness in law, public policy, and culture will not lead us to any imagined racial utopia
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Midwest
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Obasogie, Osagie K
Dewey number
305.800973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Race awareness
  • Blind
  • Race
  • Race discrimination
  • Post-racialism
  • United States
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adult
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Blinded by sight : seeing race through the eyes of the blind, Osagie K. Obasogie, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780804789271
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11891949
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remote
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11891949
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MWT11891949
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Blinded by sight : seeing race through the eyes of the blind, Osagie K. Obasogie, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804789271
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891949
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891949
System control number
MWT11891949
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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