colour bar


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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’.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Colour Bar lasted from 1911-1947 and meant that non-white boxers were not allowed to contest British titles.
Lisa Shepherd | The Colour Bar concept makes colour quick and affordable for people who are either making their first move into colour or those wanting to cover up root regrowth until their next full appointment.
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.
Now, you can stroll into high street stores and find CDs of music from every continent, many of them bearing the Real World colour bar logo.
A union between Akzo Nobel's consumer paint brand Crown Paints and Noble House Pub Company, a Berkshire-headquartered pub and restaurant operator, The Colour Bar is a place where weekend shoppers and evening pub-goers can go to enjoy a drink or meal in brightly-colored surroundings, and, if they make an appointment, obtain home decoration advice from a Crown color consultant.
6 mm) colour bar to accommodate the smaller cut-off format of new publication web presses.