Another view on color blindnessThis is in response to a letter “Color blindness not a joke.” I agree with the title, but I disagree on a comment. The writer wants everyone to know people don’t run traffic lights because they are color blind. I beg the difference.
My dad was not allowed to join the Navy in World War II because of his color blindness. He did serve in the Army. When we would go out of town my mom would have to tell him if the light was red or green. If he went somewhere out of town without my mom, he would take me or one of my brothers with him. I remember him asking me is it was red or green.
When my dad raced stock cars in the 1950s, his crew chief would have to wave to him from the pits during a caution because he could not distinguish the green flag from the yellow or red. My dad would use it to his advantage at times to jump the start, claiming he thought the flagman was throwing the green.
Thankfully, my three brothers and I were born with normal color vision.