Can A Blind Person Be Racist?

903 Words Oct 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Racism is not based on the appearance of skin color but on what physical features represent ,such as hair,nose,lips and much more. In the excerpt from Obasogie’s book “Can a blind person be racist?”, Obasogie explains how this is possible. Osagie K. Obasogie is a professor of law at the University of California in San Francisco and is P.H. D. and a J.D. In this excerpt he shows how a blind person can be racist. Obasogie’s testing on hundreds of blind people,gives him credibility. It is hard to believe that a blind person could dislike or hate any physical attributes about a person that could not even see but racism is not just the color of your skin it 's what these features represent.

Race is mostly known by physical features such as skin color or facial features. In Obasogie’s excerpt he explains that this idea is one of the three ideas that race is visually obvious. Some people believe that race is distinctly a visual problem.this is not true racists definition is Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. In this definition it does not state anything about the color of skin. I once had a friend named Jen we met my freshman year of high school. Jen was one of the sweetest people I had ever known, very kind and accepting but there is one thing missing from this picture jen had lost her eyesight at a very young age. On a cold day in september I saw Jen sitting looking very sad…
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