segregated

adjective
seg·re·gat·ed | \ ˈse-gri-ˌgā-təd \

Definition of segregated 

1a : set apart or separated from others of the same kind or group a segregated account in a bank

b : divided in facilities or administered separately for members of different groups or races segregated education

c : restricted to members of one group or one race by a policy of segregation segregated schools

2 : practicing or maintaining segregation especially of races segregated states

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And kudos for the overall sensitive, sophisticated approach that covers topics like the Great Migration of African-Americans from the segregated South, which brought new layers of meaning to train station arrivals. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "'Detroit: Comeback City' documentary is personal, and that's a good thing," 1 July 2018 Yet men often pray on the main floor while women are either segregated or relegated to a basement. Daisy Khan, WSJ, "The #MosqueMeToo Movement," 28 June 2018 Here’s a black woman who grew up poor in the segregated South and became the country’s first black female billionaire. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "Oprah Earned This Museum Show. And It’s a Potent Spectacle.," 21 June 2018 Raised in a shotgun shack in the segregated South, Ms. Cotton was a protege of Wyatt Tee Walker, a pastor in Petersburg, Va., who led the local chapter of the NAACP and became a prominent champion of civil rights in Virginia. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Dorothy Cotton, civil rights leader and confidante to Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 88," 12 June 2018 Raised in a shotgun shack in the segregated South, Cotton was a protege of Wyatt Tee Walker, a pastor in Petersburg, Virginia, who led the local chapter of the NAACP and became a prominent champion of civil rights in Virginia. Harrison Smith, chicagotribune.com, "Dorothy Cotton, civil rights leader and confidante to Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 88," 12 June 2018 Serving as longtime editor and publisher of Constitution was the legendary Ralph McGill, renowned for championing civil rights in the segregated South. Jennifer Brett, ajc, "Robert Kennedy visited the Atlanta Constitution 5 years before he died," 7 June 2018 In the segregated South, this was an act of radical protest. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "58 Years Later, Alabama Clears the Records of 29 Black Students Who Protested Segregation," 5 June 2018 The son of a Baptist preacher who grew up in the segregated South, Drayton said the discrimination complaint lodged against him at Rowan should not blemish his contributions to civil rights. Melanie Burney, Philly.com, "Rowan College at Burlington County President Paul Drayton stepping down, cites medical reasons," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of segregated

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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