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person of pallor

person of pallor
 n.— «Joshua and Andy were rejected because their racial group was overrepresented in the schools they wanted to attend, not because the school was closed to everyone who shared their skin color. Although they were persons of pallor (“white” in Seattle’s parlance, “other” in Louisville’s), the policies could just as easily have refused admission to black (or, in Seattle, “nonwhite”) students.» —“Best of the Web Today” by James Taranto Opinion Journal July 2, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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