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color line

noun as in discriminatory barrier separating nonwhite people from white people

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Who did and didn’t have air-conditioning often fell starkly along the color line, too, especially in the South.

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Private establishments held a firm color line, as did public transit.

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Instead, the outrage and anger was defined by the color line.

W.E.B. DuBois once prophesized that the 20th century would be about the color line.

It would serve us all well to know how porously open we all are to models of behavior far beyond the color line.

Wherever the discussion began it promptly shaded off toward the color-line and insult.

Across the color line I move arm in arm with Balzac and Dumas, where smiling men and welcoming women glide in gilded halls.

This amendment wiped out the color-line in politics so far as any written law could possibly do it.

They were not at all sure that the color-line could be peacefully drawn.

And yet no color line has excluded, no reservation boundary separated, this people from their fellow countrymen.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to color line, such as: color bar, and jim crow.

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