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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). Millions of Americans will be outraged, and rightly so, by Neville et al.’s assertion that “racial color-blindness is… actually an expression of ultramodern notions of racism among White Americans” (p. 455). These authors have expropriated the concept of color-blindness and have distorted it beyond recognition. Neville et al. included within the concept of color-blindness the beliefs that racism no longer exists in America and that being White in America does not bestow certain advantages. Their construct of color-blindness is not what most Americans have in mind when they speak of color-blindness. By distorting the conce…