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blackwash +‎ -ing


blackwashing (uncountable)

  1. (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 []
  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. (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.




  1. present participle of blackwash