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Color-blind or blind to the legacy of color?

Ever since he took office as the Justice Department's civil rights chief in July 1981, William Bradford Reynolds has frequently and passionately declared his dedication to the principle of a "color-blind" society. In pursuit of this high ideal, he has tirelessly engaged in debates and given speeches defending the Reagan Administration's determination "to root out and do away with discrimination." On one occasion, the normally aloof and patrician Reynolds even clasped the hand of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and joined him in a chorus of We Shall Overcome. On another, he went so far as to compare the Reagan Administration's views...

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