color line definition by Webster's New World
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the barrier of social, political, and economic restrictions imposed on blacks or other nonwhites
color line definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A barrier, created by custom, law, or economic differences, separating nonwhite persons from whites. Also called color bar.
color line - Phrases/Idioms
draw the color line
to impose or accept the color line