- 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for erasure
In this way, inspiration becomes appropriation, which leads directly to theft and erasure.
The act of erasure through mis- or under-representation is an insidious one.
But for Weinstein this would amount to no less than the erasure of a chapter of Egyptian and Jewish history.Egyptian Jewish Leader Fought To Keep Heritage At Home|Hussein Omar|April 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The result of all of this was the erasure of outstanding world records by performances that were intrinsically inferior.Why Ban Full-Body Olympics Swimsuits? A Scientist Explains Polyurethane|John D. Barrow|July 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The nuclear bomb, of course, is the erasure of 110 wins for Joe Paterno.
In half an hour the answer came back on scented paper, without an erasure anywhere, fragrant to smell, and beautiful to see.Armadale|Wilkie Collins
But erasure from the roll terminates all connection between the delinquent and the lodge, and he ceases to be a member of it.The Principles of Masonic Law|Albert G. Mackey
The original draft of these instructions in the general's writing, contains scarcely an erasure or correction.The Life and Correspondence of Sir Isaac Brock|Ferdinand Brock Tupper
The word innocent is written by some Lancastrian over an erasure.The Boke of Noblesse|Unknown
Charles scrubbed away at his canvas for a minute or so in silence, beaming with satisfaction at his erasure of the head.Thorley Weir|E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson