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.
- de·seg·re·ga·tion·ist, noun
- an·ti·de·seg·re·ga·tion, adjective
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How to use desegregation in a sentence
The court-ordered desegregation of the University of Alabama had finally reached its day of reckoning.How Robert F. Kennedy Shaped His Brother's Response to Civil Rights | Patricia Sullivan | August 11, 2021 | Time
As a showdown loomed over the desegregation of the University of Alabama, Wallace framed the crisis as one of an over-reaching federal government.How Robert F. Kennedy Shaped His Brother's Response to Civil Rights | Patricia Sullivan | August 11, 2021 | Time
The following school year, the district faced a $3 million shortfall, roughly the amount of money it had received annually from the state under the desegregation order.
For decades, funding from the desegregation case buoyed Benton Harbor and brought national recognition to its schools.
He insisted that the paper provide informed commentary on public affairs and thought this was especially important during the 1960s with the disputes over desegregation.Edmond Freeman, newspaper publisher who shook up 1960s Arkansas, dies at 94 | Tom Hamburger | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
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’ | Jay Michaelson | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The act even gave the federal government new power to enforce school desegregation through the aid to education it provided.Lyndon Johnson’s Last Miracle: The Civil Rights Act Turns 50 | Nicolaus Mills | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Surely the Goldwater debacle had demonstrated a severe shortage of ducks in the anti-desegregation ranks?
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 | Jay Michaelson | March 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | John Avlon | February 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The second question of usage concerns the words integration and desegregation.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 | Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
The local commander also arranged for the desegregation of some off-base social facilities in a effort to improve black morale.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 | Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.