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colour bar

noun
1.
discrimination against people of a different race, esp as practised by White people against Black people
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  • America can now say with pride that she has abolished the colour bar.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • Besides, she was gradually realising the existence of the "colour bar," illiberal as she considered it to be.

    The Elephant God Gordon Casserly

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