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- (derogatory) The revisionist portrayal of something as belonging to a black race of people.
- 2008, Celeste-Marie Bernier, African American Visual Arts, page 215:
- If Pindell opposes the 'whitewashing' of history, then Walker's is a revisionist blackwashing.
- 2013, Jonathan Scott Holloway, Jim Crow Wisdom, page 118:
- This “blackwashing,” in Hare's opinion, was the work of black studies departments and the black faculty […]
- The application of a coating of blackwash.
- 1852, Frederick Overman, The Moulder's and Founder's Pocket Guide, page 120:
- The blackwashing is here to be the very last operation, and to be well performed, and when dry must be polished by a large sleeker fitting the circle of the cylinder.
- (derogatory) The revisionist portrayal of something as evil.
- 2007, Robert Stam & Ella Shohat, Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism, →ISBN, page 12:
- Historical writing proliferates in examples of tendentious accounts of national history, where the “whitewashing” of one history goes hand in hand with the “blackwashing” of another.
- (vile): whitewashing