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  • v. Present participle of whitewash.
  • n. The application of whitewash.
  • n. The effacement of errors or bad actions.


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  • Liberal board members objected to what they called a whitewashing of history. - Exposing Liberal Media Bias

  • And I definitely don't see how I would be taking part in "whitewashing" Islamism by pointing towards it's roots in European fascism ...

    Save Kiana Firouz

  • Back when the Sci Fi miniseries was released and Le Guin made a fuss over what she called the whitewashing of Earthsea, I read dozens of testimonials by people of color all saying roughly the same thing: that the experience of reading Earthsea and discovering that it was peopled by characters who looked like them - something that they had never experienced before within the fantasy genre - was a vitally important moment in their development as readers and genre fans.

    At the Risk of Offending Ursula K. Le Guin and Studio Ghibli Fans...

  • But at the same time that - I wouldn't call it whitewashing or stealing the heritage, but the fact that I wasn't made conscious that, yes, I was a Latino.

    Michele Norris Reveals 'The Grace Of Silence'

  • Later he got along by doing odd jobs again - whitewashing, building fences and surveying; and he found that six weeks of work a year would cover all his living expenses.

    Peyton Rous - Banquet Speech

  • Ray Drennan's misconduct, it is condoning it if not effectively endorsing it aka whitewashing it or indeed sweeping it under the very lumpy rug at the place that "reeks of privilege and hierarchy" 25 Beacon Street in Boston. . .

    Ministers and Professional Ethics

  • I'd like (for obvious reasons) to see children's lit diversify in light of the fiasco going on with the Bloomsbury "whitewashing" covers issue and the lack of any proactive action from other corners of the industry.

    In the footsteps of giants

  • An excellent blog post by the estimable Justine Larbalestier on "whitewashing" in cover art.

    what these people need is a honky

  • For example, one need not look any further than to Texas where the Republican led state Board of Education, ignoring the recommendations of history teachers, is "whitewashing" social studies guidelines to be followed by publishers of the textbooks for its nearly 5 million K-12 students.

    Ian Moss: A People's History of Arizona: What Would Howard Zinn Say?

  • But consumers are beginning to question "green washing" -- a marketing play on "whitewashing" over a product's limitations or failings.

    Robert F. Brands: When Smaller Isn't Better: Innovation That Solves -- Not Creates -- Problems


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