- the exclusion of a minority group or group member from the historical record, or from the discussion of current events:erasure of female scientists from textbooks; black victim erasure in the crime-bill debate.
- the replacement or whitewashing of a minority character or group with a member or members of the dominant cultural group in fictional representations of historical events:minority erasure in film.
- the denial of an individual’s or group’s minority identity, or the misidentification of a minority group member:trans-erasure issues in the LGBT community; cultural erasure and white identity among Chicanos.
OTHER WORDS FROM erasurenon·e·ra·sure, noun
Words nearby erasure
How to use erasure in a sentence
What’s unmistakable, again and again, is the dark invocation of permanent erasure and elimination.The hidden scam behind Tucker Carlson and the right’s ‘replacement’ game|Greg Sargent|April 23, 2021|Washington Post
While the erasure of borders may be laudable, nothing we know about the workings of the human mind suggests it is a realistic vision.Why a Universal Society Is Unattainable - Issue 95: Escape|Mark W. Moffett|January 14, 2021|Nautilus
You want to say that the erasure by wildfire was ironic, but from a better angle it seems like a perfect last piece found and inserted into Lopez’s own cosmic puzzle.
Altogether, we investigate how ancestry informs what they do and how they do it, as well as how we might eradicate cultural erasure in chocolate making, creating visibility and opportunity for more diversity.Meet Four Craft Chocolate Makers Decolonizing the Industry|Jinji Fraser|October 22, 2020|Eater
In her memoir “My Autobiography of Carson McCullers,” her first book, writer Jenn Shapland explores erasure and identity.Don’t miss these 2 books from award-winning queer writers|Kathi Wolfe|October 19, 2020|Washington Blade
In this way, inspiration becomes appropriation, which leads directly to theft and erasure.
While many of these depictions play into bisexual erasure, others reinforce harmful bisexual stereotypes.
The act of erasure through mis- or under-representation is an insidious one.
The total erasure of former employees is so familiar it even has a nickname.Spies, Cash, and Fear: Inside Christian Money Guru Dave Ramsey’s Social Media Witch Hunt|Matthew Paul Turner|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I love the way erasure becomes a tool for depiction and emphasis, and failure becomes a heroic condition.
The French attorney general demanded the erasure of his name from the list of magistrates, but this the court refused.Fox's Book of Martyrs|John Foxe
For answer she bent over her typewriter and began to make an erasure.Tom Slade with the Colors|Percy K. Fitzhugh
Bruslart (ubi supra, i. 136) denies that the erasure was actually made as Charles had commanded.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
This thin paste of wax was also spread on tablets of wood, that it might more easily admit of erasure.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
Consequently the action of the iodine differs according to the extent of the erasure.Disputed Handwriting|Jerome B. Lavay