segregation

(noun) The separation of two or more groups of people from each other, with separate facilities for education, entertainment, residing, and work.

Example: Segregated movie theaters, schools, and water fountains in the South of the United States prior to the Civil Rights Movement.

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  • Plural: segregations
  • Desegregration or integration are the opposite of segregation.
  • Also called separatism.
  • A (noun) segregationist or (noun) segregator advocates in a (adjective) segregative manner to (verb) segregate people.

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