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- To make attractive, to superficially improve the appearance of
2000 January 7, Don Rose, “What a Whitewash”, in Chicago Reader:
- But to ignore or attempt to cosmeticize Kelly's history of political and institutional racism is a disgrace.
1990 May 18, Albert Williams, “On Stage: LAPD's theater of the homeless”, in Chicago Reader:
- In our work, we don't try to cosmeticize anything.