Do Blind People Perceive Race?

Blindness and racismDo blind people know what race is?  Can they detect a person's race?  Do they care?  Can blind people be racist?

Perhaps surprisingly, the answer to all of these questions is "yes".

Non-blind people often think that blind people don't perceive race and racism and are largely unaffected by it.  This is simply not true.

Just like sighted people can be racist -- usually because they are taught to be racist, the same is true for blind people.

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