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

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Osagie K. Obasogie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
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"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
O19 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Blinded by sight : seeing race through the eyes of the blind, Osagie K. Obasogie
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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
Contents
Critiquing the critique: beyond social constructionism -- Theory, methods, and initial findings -- Visualizing race, racializing vision -- Revisiting colorblindness -- Race, vision, and equal protection -- On post-racialism -- Epilogue: rebooting race -- Appendixes
Control code
ocn861081013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 269 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804789271
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b29210239
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861081013
  • pebcs0804789274

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