16 hrs ago
Eye tests urged so poor kids don't miss out
Almost three out of 10 children from low-income families lack 20-20 vision and nearly a quarter of those with sight problems also suffer from astigmatism, a Hong Kong Polytechnic University study found.
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20 hrs ago
A colorful triumph
Color blindness is no barrier, even for an artist. Color-blind people can be designers, animators or even directors - and Merlin Crossingham is proof of this.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Movie Review: In 'I Origins,' science reluctantly looks faith in the eye
Its artsy conflict between science and faith is more than a little pretentious at times, but "I Origins" is still strangely satisfying.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
TCA: Casting Directors Say They're Color Blind When Choosing Actors
Amid gripes from American actors about the lack of diversity in TV and film, as well as the industry's penchant for selecting British and Australian thespians for prolific roles, the casting directors at FX 's "Casting 101" TCA panel assert they're just looking for the best person for the part - and often it doesn't matter how famous the person is.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Silicon Valley barriers, not lack of skills, impede diversity
Facebook has become the latest high-profile tech company to release its diversity numbers.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Film School Rejects
'I Origins' Review: Finding Beauty In the Blink Of an Eye
Editor's note: Our review of I Origins originally ran during this year's Sundance Film Festival, but we're re-posting it now as the film opens in limited release.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
WaterColor artist paints newspaper box
Although Aaron Sutton has been painting for more than a decade, he'd never painted a piece quite like this one - a Walton Sun newspaper box.
The Daily Herald
Man on - One Nation Ride' across country
Samuel Hopkins-Hubbard is colorblind and has no party affiliation. He's just a man on a horse carrying an American flag from Milton-Freewater, Oregon, to Washington, D.C. True to the old saying, Sam says the journey is more important than the destination.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder marks 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act being signed
Attorney General Eric Holder was the keynote speaker today at a Justice Department event commemorating the signing of the Civil Rights Act But 'too many' women and minorities, as well as LGBT individuals, still face discrimination, Holder, the nation's first black Attorney General said He also said America 'is not yet color blind nor should it be ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
City-Wide Discussion Of The New Jim Crow Is Saturday
Concerned Citizens for Justice will host a city-wide discussion of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Westside Missionary Baptist Church, 4001 Hughes Ave. Concerned Citizens for Justice hopes that a city-wide discussion of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow will change ... (more)
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Netroots Radio Presents: "Sheets of Stars at the Edge of a Field"
I'm Special Agent DJ Justice ; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots Radio.com; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Review: Hope Rep's dynamic 'Doll People' great new musical for kids
Hope Summer Repertory Theatre's Children's Performance Troupe has discovered a delightful new children's musical, "The Doll People," which opened July 9 for a packed house of about 100 kids and their parents.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Dayblind from the sun...colorblind..degenerative disease..and aspergers and tons of fun
My 3rd son is a special child with all sorts of unique special needs. During his IEP's no one can entirely put a finger on exactly why he is the way he is -- because he has a few different special needs.
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Achromatopsia rare, life-altering
Achromatopsia, the visual impairment that Wilmette teen Meirav Malter and her sister Ma'ayan were born with, is a rare disorder in which humans lack the use of important photoreceptors in their eyes.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Air & Space
The Women's RAF
Years ahead of the United States in recruiting women to fly military aircraft from factory to base, the United Kingdom was also - decades later - a year ahead in awarding them medals for their efforts.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
The Washington Post
Why we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions
Affirmative action in college admissions for African Americans has been losing support in the United States for some time, with new "colorblind" methods of ending gaining ground in the courts.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Would the civil rights act of 1964 pass Congress today?
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Out of the Blue
With grim fascination I watched portions last night's NBA draft. This has nothing to do with the Knicks, as my thoughts on them are always grim, but rather with the assortment of clown suits worn by so many of the draftees.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
Are Dogs Colorblind?
Dogs do have a unique way of seeing the world. But despite what you might have heard, the canine perspective isn't black and white.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
The American Prospect
Race or Class? The Future of Affirmative Action on the College Campus
In university admissions, this means becoming "colorblind," taking no affirmative action to favor African Americans.