color bar

noun

Definition of color bar 

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

called also color line

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So, the image below says if X amount (inches corresponding to the color bar) of rain falls in a six-hour period, the water will no longer be soaked up by the soil and pond/stream overflow can be expected. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Localized flash-flooding possible tonight, with pockets of heavy rain developing," 2 June 2018 After a few seconds, his screen displayed a vertical color bar, running from a green 1 (lowest risk) at the bottom to a red 20 (highest risk) on top. Dan Hurley, New York Times, "Can an Algorithm Tell When Kids Are in Danger?," 2 Jan. 2018 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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