Henry Kuttner & C L Moore's "Three Blind Mice" (as by Lewis Padgett) (novelette, racism, free): Racist organization needs to be nipped in the bud
For background, see "Mutant" page.
Radiation-induced mutations after "Blowout" had added 3 minority classes of hairless telepathic humans ("Baldies") to majority normals - "mad, sane, sane-paranoid":
- mad pose no threat to anyone & are an institutional case
- sane can live in normal society if they are careful not to take undue advantage of their telepathic abilities vis-a-vis normals, &
- paranoids who think they're homo superior & would rather live in a world without normal homo sapiens.
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, June 1945.
Read full text at WOWIO as part of Mutant collection (no download) (needs a lot of clicks to reach the story text).
This is the second story of authors' Baldy series.
Related: Stories of Henry Kuttner, C L Moore (as by Lewis Padgett).
Listed among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.