color question

noun

: the problem of race antagonisms and their elimination in human relations especially as affecting whites and blacks

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of color question was in 1854

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“Color question.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/color%20question. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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