The ethics of being colour blind and social implications

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Muneer Patel

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Mar 28, 2007
 
I am a red-green colour blind person, i need some help in my biology report, I need to know the social implications and ethical issues of being colour blind. CAN SOME ONE HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!
Wu Leong Seng

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May 3, 2007
 

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There are about 7% male with CVD (Colour
Vidion Deficiency).This is a great number
by world standard, and many countries governments are not taking it seriously, as the social and economical impacts are not insurmountable.There are no research in such countries, and no outlets interested to take about improving CVD patients. There are areas of jobs that rejected CVD people, as there are some 93% of candidates to choose from. These areas include electronics, especially communication cables, which are lately substituted by optic cables, which went round the globe to form the unternet networks, the casino who employ colour chips in the business, and printing and colour-intensive art-works, and such that employ colours differentiation as an important process.
There are minor details in life, which we were not aware, like the real colour of foods placed in front of us, people facial expressions, mouth-lips colours...
People with CVD are not treated badly by others as we do not cause much inconveniences to them. The world looked less colourfuls, cause million of colours are lossed. This is a deficiency that needs to be looked at seriously by the professions and governments.
When I was told by the doctors that my CVD is inherited nad there is nothing he can do about it, I was dymbfound. I felt as it he said, "You are partly blinded to the world of colours, and that's it."
Of late, I search in the internets and found a company "Colorlite" that offers glasses for CVD patients, and there are Solarz Sunglasses that provided clear vision and boosts the clarity of colours as well.
The world should put more emphasis on CVD, but it is not. There seem to be more important things, that this seem small to be noticed. How sad this world had become, with more problems to cope than to beautify things a little more...
sherry

West Bridgewater, MA

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Jun 4, 2007
 

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im color blinded and i really hate it. i cant see any colors.... life sux
Jay

Cesena, Italy

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Jun 8, 2007
 
Why's that? I'm colour blind and I don't miss what I never knew, maybe it's even better that way. To tell you the truth, sometimes I feel scared that one morning I will wake up and see colours the way they were "supposed" to be... and I probably would feel uneasy about them. So cheer up :)
Hi guess

Winnipeg, Canada

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Jun 13, 2007
 

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I'm not colour-blind but I defintely can see where you're coming from. As someone working close to the health feild I will surely bring this up with professionals who have connections to government agencies to help aleviate some of the disabilites individuals with this inherited disorder have. Keep up the good work!

Bye
Janielle

Glen Cove, NY

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Aug 6, 2007
 
I am a partially colorblind artist, and things could have never looked better. Never hate yourself for what you can't have.
-Lil student-

Cardiff, UK

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Sep 5, 2007
 
This is nothing to do with your quote but im doing a report on the colour blind and i was wondering if u could el me what jobs you can and cant do ... Thank You x
lafonda

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colors are so beautiful and i love being able to see colors
viki moore

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Mar 25, 2009
 
i think being colorblind isnt a disase its just somthing that you have and you should live with it
mya thomas

Harvey, IL

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Mar 28, 2009
 
i think being colorblind is a serious illness, but u should just live with it it not worry because your really not different from everyone else
Jimmy

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Mar 29, 2010
 

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sherry wrote:
im color blinded and i really hate it. i cant see any colors.... life sux
that is one of the least likely colour blindnesses in the world.

sucks to be u man
Bluehawk

Nottingham, UK

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Apr 22, 2010
 
I say that colourblindness is just another way in which I am unique, and it is nice to see a non colourblind person on a colourblind forum. I know my colourblindness won't get fixed and quite frankly I don't want it to be. I enjoy being different.
Epic Awesome SuperMan

Sydney, Australia

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Mar 22, 2012
 
I believe that colour blindness is not as bad as it may seem to us non-colour blind people. As long as it was inherited and not obtained, the colour blind person is not missing out on much. Colour blindness is a blessing and a curse, and lower than 0.00001% of the population of the world is black and white colour blind. These people would find their way to this forum.

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