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A traditional term for race discrimination that was prevalent in the UK in the decades after the Second World War when the first waves of New Commonwealth immigrants arrived in the country. In the context of employment, it refers to a refusal to employ black and Asian people either as a matter of formal policy or as a result of informal management practice. The operation of a colour bar of this kind is today unlawful under race discrimination legislation.

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