In the late 1940s, the House [of Representatives] Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), urged on by the rabidly anti-communist Senator Joe McCarthy, investigated alleged communist infiltration in Hollywood. In the ensuing hysteria, which lasted into the 1950s, hundreds of writers, actors, directors and producers were identified as communists and...
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A blacklist (or black list) is a list or register of entities or people who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition. As a verb, to blacklist can mean to deny someone work in a particular field, or to ostracize a person from a certain social circle. Conversely, a whitelist is a l...
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