[dee-seg-ri-gey-shuh n, dee-seg-]
- the elimination of laws, customs, or practices under which people from different religions, ancestries, ethnic groups, etc., are restricted to specific or separate public facilities, neighborhoods, schools, organizations, or the like.
Origin of desegregation
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Examples from the Web for desegregation
In the 1970s, conservatives who had lost the moral battle on civil rights demanded exemptions to desegregation.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’
November 16, 2014
Some on the far right may sincerely believe their liberties are being threatened, but they believed that about desegregation too.The ‘Religious Liberty’ Bullies and Their Fight Against LGBT Equality
March 18, 2013
Strom responded by writing the first draft of the “Southern Manifesto,” pledging “massive resistance” to desegregation.Essie Mae Washington-Williams, Black Daughter of Strom Thurmond, Dies
February 6, 2013
There are Republicans who can talk about the civil rights movement and the battle for desegregation with passion and principle.Right on Race
January 16, 2012
The second question of usage concerns the words integration and desegregation.
The local commander also arranged for the desegregation of some off-base social facilities in a effort to improve black morale.
Word Origin and History for desegregation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper