color bar


Definition of color bar

: a barrier preventing persons of color from participating with whites in various activities

called also color line

Examples of color bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gregory broke the nightclub color bar, and did it with controversial political subjects long before Larry Wilmore, Trevor Noah, Wanda Sykes or W. Kamau Bell. Clarence Page, Alaska Dispatch News, "Dick Gregory understood the political power of comedy," 28 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of color bar

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Color bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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