Origin of segregation
Related Words for segregationdiscrimination, isolation, partition, apartheid, division, seclusion, dissociation, disunion
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Contemporary Examples of segregation
Before Fidel, when segregation was in full swing, the Cuban apartheid meant many clubs and parks still refused black Cubans entry.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Dana Rubenstein of The New York Observer wrote that “essential to the experience was segregation.”I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
Slavery, segregation, and abortion led to civil war, vigilante violence, and massive protest movements.The Coming Gay Marriage Witch Hunt
June 19, 2014
Up from vicious poverty, abuse, and segregation, Holiday was a defiant and challenging presence.Audra for the Win: Why Audra McDonald Must Win Tony for Best Actress
June 7, 2014
To begin with, testing exacerbates—or perhaps rationalizes—inequality and segregation in schools.How Charter Schools and Testing Regimes Have Helped Re-Segregate Our Schools
May 16, 2014
Historical Examples of segregation
Only the first is distinguished by the segregation of the quartz.The Long Labrador Trail
We accept the segregation of other objects raised in that whirlwind.
Many other falls we shall have record of, and in most of them segregation is the great mystery.
Over and over in these annals of the damned occurs the datum of segregation.
Segregation, a phenomenon of the utmost novelty, was thus revealed.Evolution in Modern Thought
1550s, "act of segregating," from Late Latin segregationem (nominative segregatio), noun of action from past participle stem of segregare (see segregate). Meaning "state of being segregated" is from 1660s. Specific U.S. sense of "enforced separation of races" is attested from 1883.
Rarely are we met with a challenge, not to our growth or abundance, or our welfare or our security, but rather to the values and the purposes and the meaning of our beloved nation. The issue of equal rights for American Negroes is such an issue. And should we defeat every enemy, and should we double our wealth and conquer the stars, and still be unequal to this issue, then we will have failed as a people and as a nation. [Lyndon Johnson, speech introducing Voting Rights Act, March 15, 1965]
The policy and practice of imposing the separation of races. In the United States, the policy of segregation denied African-Americans their civil rights and provided inferior facilities and services for them, most noticeably in public schools (see Brown versus Board of Education), housing, and industry. (See integration, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and separate but equal.)