Color blindness not a jokeDo you know what color blindness is? Society has made jokes about people wearing one black and one blue sock for years. But let me tell you something about being color blind, it is not funny.
I am color blind. My deficiency is red/green, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see red and green. I do see them, but I don’t see certain shades of color. I have read people with normal color vision see more than 225 different colors. I see less than 25.
My sons have the same red/green color deficiency, and it has cost one son a job because he could not pass the Ishihara color blind test.
While doing research on the problem, I ran across an article that was published in July 2011, referring to color blind people in Newnan. The article titled “Many drivers colorblind?” was just the writer’s opinion, but I must say I was offended and appalled someone could take what appears from the article to be his view of females running red traffic lights and turn it into an absolute insult to anyone who is color blind.
Also, we (color blind people) don’t need any citizen of Coweta County to “revere” us for being able to function in everyday society, and we are certainly not helpless. As you can see I even know how to type in black and white, and I can do so without ridiculing eight percent of the male population and one percent of the female population in the world.
Linda Stanley, Newnan