blackwashing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

blackwash +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

blackwashing (uncountable)

  1. (pejorative) 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 []
  2. 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.
  3. (pejorative) 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.

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Verb[edit]

blackwashing

  1. present participle of blackwash