colour bar

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  • noun

Synonyms for colour bar

barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites

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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.
At a press conference 40 years ago today, British Railways denied the 12-year colour bar at Euston had ever been a "real bar".
Suggesting it had been instigated by the workers out of a desire to protect their jobs, he said: "If we had wanted to impose a real colour bar we would not have done it this way.
6 mm) colour bar to accommodate the smaller cut-off format of new publication web presses.