I quite agree with you, Jonah. I have long said that an exception to general colorblindness should be — policing, in certain instances. Just for the sake of good policework.
It’s hard to think of other exceptions. By the way, it occurs to me that the theater world is rife with racial nonsense. Remember when the Left, broadly speaking, went nuts when a non-Asian was cast in an Asian role on Broadway? And yet most people would purr with pleasure if a black actor were cast in a white part.
Anyway, funny old world, ours — especially where race is concerned. All makes me kind of want to shower.