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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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That revelation, while potentially informative, shouldn't come at the expense of two superb smaller paintings ridiculously installed on short walls nearby--Bowl of Cherries, Irwin's beautiful 1962 monochrome canvas with thin floating horizont al color bars, and Ruscha's still-clever Annie, Poured from Maple Syrup, 1966.
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