PHOTOSHOP CC 2015 - All white text in PSD suddenly rendering black

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I'm not sure how exactly to reproduce this, but I dragged a few images into my document and they became smart objects. I noticed right away that one of them wasn't appearing and that all of my text looked weird. I tried hitting delete with the layer selected, received an error to the effect of the layer doesn't exist. Never seen that before. I used the trash icon in the layers panel and it allowed me to delete it. I'm assuming it was corrupted on the way in, I dragged it in a second time and it came in as normal.

This is where the issue begins. I noticed the white text on my page was now black. Looking through the many layer comps in this document, every single instance of white text was now black. No other colored text was effected.

If I select any of this text, it is suddenly white again (and the text color picker confirms it is still #ffffff). If I press escape, the text goes back to black. If I commit the update (even though all I did was switch to edit mode and press cmd+return) it renders again as white.

I rebooted Photoshop, but the problem persisted. I tried updating Yosemite, that didn't help. I went to update Photoshop but was already on the latest version. I also tried things like moving it from my secondary display to my laptop display (retina vs. thunderbolt) and nothing changed. I even tried switching Photoshop's performance modes in case it had something to do with the PDF getting too large or the graphics card not playing nicely.

I eventually had to comb over the document and find every single instance of white text that had inverted (quite a few), click that text with the text tool, and commit without making changes to get it all back to white.

The odd part is that Photoshop knew it as white text, but rendered it as black until I manually updated every bit of text and font icons throughout the document. Has anyone else reported anything like this and is there a solution? I'd hate to go through this again as it cost me an hour of productivity to straighten out and for all I know it will happen again, since I'm not 100% sure what caused it.
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Which version of Photoshop are you using?
Have you installed all the updates for Photoshop?
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Photoshop CC 2015, and it was already up to date.

I don't know what version of Yosemite I was on at the time, but I am on the latest now (10.10.5). I didn't check pre-update, but I update regularly so I was likely only a point release or two behind.

The computer is a mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina (2.5gb i7, 16gb 1600 DDR3, NVIDIA GT 750M if any of that helps).