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[dee-seg-ri-gey-shuhn, dee-seg-]
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.

1950–55; de- + segregation

desegregationist, noun
antidesegregation, adjective Unabridged
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Word Origin & History

1952, Amer.Eng., from de- "do the opposite of" + segregation in the racial sense.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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