colour line


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color line

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(Sociology) the social separation of racial groups within a community (esp in the phrase to cross the colour line)
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Noun1.colour 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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I never could understand how he knew just where to draw the colour line, since the Indian and I were of about the same complexion.
Du Bois's concept of the "colour line", the cutting edge contributions in this text provide an accessible entry point for both International Relations students and scholars into the literature and debates on race and racism by borrowing insights from disciplines such as history, anthropology and sociology where race and race theory figures more prominently; yet they also suggest that the field of IR is itself an intellectually and strategic field through which to further confront the global colour line.
With each passing decade we have pushed the colour line forward, widened the circle and moved closer to a Britain that is more embracing of our contribution.