- one who favors, encourages, or practices segregation, especially racial segregation.
Origin of segregationist
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Related Wordsfanatic, extremist, zealot, racist, maniac, chauvinist, sectarian, diehard, doctrinaire, anti-Semite, segregationist, enthusiast, puritan, stickler, partisan, fiend, sexist, monomaniac, persecutor, dogmatist
Examples from the Web for segregationists
We see the Southern segregationists who threatened his life and that of his family on an almost daily basis.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
King: Because segregation, as even the segregationists know in their hearts, is morally wrong and sinful.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 19, 2014
A century later, segregationists similarly asserted that segregation was not only benign, but good for black students.The Right’s Slavery Obsession
November 12, 2013
Segregationists likewise defended segregation on the ground that it provided more leadership opportunities for blacks.Conservatives Have No Idea What ‘Racist’ Means
August 7, 2013
If anything, segregationists like Strom Thurmond would have preferred a focus on economic issues.What Was the Goal of MLK’s March on Washington?
July 26, 2013
The (p. 050) segregationists attacked integration of the officer candidate schools for the obvious reasons.
Besides, segregationists could do little in an immediate legislative way to counteract the presidential command.
He predicted further incursions by the segregationists if this move was left unchallenged.
On balance, these congressmen were no more effective than the segregationists.
- a person who favours, advocates, or practises racial segregation
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Word Origin and History for segregationists
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