Definition of desegregate in English:


Line breaks: de|seg¦re|gate
Pronunciation: /diːˈsɛgrɪgeɪt


[with object]
  • End a policy of racial segregation in: actions to desegregate schools
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    • We must ensure that where desegregated schools exist, segregation within the school does not minimize interracial exposure.
    • They felt that African Americans, by going to desegregated schools would face segregation within those schools and suffer accordingly.
    • He was the first President to desegregate the U.S. Army, the military, and the first President to put forth the Civil Rights Act.



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  • In addition, the author's point to more recent research that shows educational and civic benefits of desegregation for all racial groups.
  • This is the issue of the liberals who have pushed for desegregation.
  • Significant policy change, like school desegregation, tended to begin and end in the courts.

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