desegregationist

desegregation

[dee-seg-ri-gey-shuhn, dee-seg-]
noun
the elimination of laws, customs, or practices under which different races, groups, etc., are restricted to specific or separate public facilities, neighborhoods, schools, organizations, or the like.

Origin:
1950–55; de- + segregation

desegregationist, noun
antidesegregation, adjective
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desegregate (diːˈsɛɡrɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
to end racial segregation in (a school or other public institution)
 
desegre'gation
 
n
 
desegre'gationist
 
n, —adj

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desegregation
1952, Amer.Eng., from de- "do the opposite of" + segregation in the racial sense.
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