jim-crowism

Jim Crowism

[kroh-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
Jim Crow ( def 1 ).
2.
any policy of racial segregation.
3.
advocacy of such a policy.
Also, jim crowism.


Origin:
1830–40, Americanism; Jim Crow + -ism

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jim crow (ˈdʒɪm ˈkrəʊ)
 
n
1.  a.  the policy or practice of segregating Black people
 b.  (as modifier): jim-crow laws
2.  a.  a derogatory term for a Black person
 b.  (as modifier): a jim-crow saloon
3.  an implement for bending iron bars or rails
4.  a crowbar fitted with a claw
 
[C19: from Jim Crow, name of song used as the basis of an act by Thomas Rice (1808--60), American entertainer]
 
'jim-'crowism
 
n

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