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color line

n.
A social or legal barrier that separates or limits interactions between people of different races. Also called color bar.

col′or line`


n.
social or political restriction or distinction based on differences of skin pigmentation.
[1860–65, Amer.]
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Noun1.color line - barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites
ideological barrier - a barrier to cooperation or interaction resulting from conflicting ideologies
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