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colour bar

discrimination against people of a different race, esp as practised by Whites against Blacks

colour bar

the systematic or institutionalized restriction on access to resources or social opportunities in which the basis of DISCRIMINATION is determined by socially established criteria of racial origin, especially criteria established by ‘whites’ and applied to ‘blacks’.
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Astonishingly, in the 60s there was a colour bar at Euston Station in London, banning black people from jobs where they might meet the public.
He had started work for the then British Railways in 1956 as a porter, working his way up to rail guard at Marylebone station, where there was no colour bar.
6 mm) colour bar to accommodate the smaller cut-off format of new publication web presses.