“Perceived” discrimination as an example of color-blind racial ideology’s influence on psychology.

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Comments on the article, “Color-blind racial ideology: Theory, training, and measurement implications in psychology,” by Neville et al. (see record 2013-31242-001). Neville et al. impressively wove theories from multiple disciplines to outline trajectories for future work related to colorblind racial ideology (CBRI). The current author offers one meta-reflection that is an example of how racial color-blindness has influenced psychology, and that is our field’s routine reference to the experience of discrimination as “perceived discrimination.” The term seems steeped in CBRI, could be seen as a microaggression, and is a qualifier we do not require when describing other interpersonal experiences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: American Psychologis…