On A Cuppa at the Mosens, Prejudice. Are blind people better people?

We sometimes meet people, some of them blind, who suggest that there’s a real advantage to being blind. Specifically, we’re likely to be less judgmental, less discriminatory, about visual factors that we can’t see. Proponents of this view argue that because we can’t see the colour of someone’s skin, we’re more likely to make assessments based on the content of their character. We don’t, it is said, no so readily whether someone’s short or tall, fat or thin, the quality of their clothes. This makes us, so the argument goes, more tolerant people.

It’s added, for good measure, that because blind people are discriminated against so regularly, we’re less likely to discriminate against others.

So on A Cuppa at the Mosens, Mushroom FM’s talk show, we’re asking you if you think that’s true. We’re sure you can point to someone who is racist, sexist, or has other prejudices who happens to be blind. But in general, is the blind community likely to have fewer people who are quick to rush to judgment and discriminate against someone based on superficial things than the community at large?

There’s so much to talk about, and as always, we welcome a diversity of perspectives and experiences.

A Cuppa at the Mosens can be heard live on Thursdays at 9 PM Eastern time. To find out when that is if you’re outside the US, check the Mushroom FM schedule.

And don’t just tune in, call in, since the show relies on the views and experiences of people just like you. A Cuppa at the Mosens, hosted by Bonnie and Jonathan Mosen, exclusively on Mushroom FM.

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