Definition of colour bar in English:

colour bar

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noun

  • A social system in which black people are denied access to the same rights, opportunities, and facilities as white people.
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    • A formal colour bar in employment was introduced in 1934, under the Industrial Conciliation Act.
    • Hertzog's government and subsequent governments progressively entrenched the colour bar.
    • He lost his job when he sided with the white (largely Afrikaner) workers in their dispute over the abandonment of the colour bar.

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