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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The Montgomery Bus Boycott started in 1955 with Rosa Parks’s civil disobedience — attempting to sit in the front of a segregated bus — and ended with bus desegregation in 1956. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "As bus ridership continues to decrease, cities are turning to creative alternatives.," 5 Nov. 2018 Children across the spectrum, in more or less segregated schools, were awed by a great story that affirmed blackness. Andrew Grant-thomas And Melissa Giraud, Good Housekeeping, "Parents: Maybe Don't Buy Your Kid That Black Panther Costume This Halloween," 11 Oct. 2018 Rosa Parks’s refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala., could certainly be defined as uncivil behavior. Peniel E. Joseph, Washington Post, "America’s nonviolent civil rights movement was considered uncivil by critics at the time," 4 July 2018 When Kansas City was segregated, Arzelia said, whites would flock to the area to eat barbecue and listen to jazz. Fox News, "Best of Kansas City barbecue," 28 Oct. 2015 New York’s elementary and middle schools are highly segregated, and until roughly three decades ago, nearly every middle school in New York City had an honors program. The Atlantic, "What the Fight Over New York's Elite Public High Schools Is Really About," 14 June 2018 Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, and one of the most segregated. Isabel Sophia Dieppa, Marie Claire, "For Chicagoans, the Future Is Lori Lightfoot," 31 May 2018 One concluded African-Americans would see as much as an additional $2,982 in their wallet every year if the city wasn’t so segregated. Elvia Malagon,, "A bridge to segregation? An Englewood photographer introduces neighbors on opposite sides of Chicago," 21 May 2018 The request triggered a debate Yawkey’s legacy as Red Sox owner, philanthropist, and, some say, racist who oversaw what was once the most segregated franchise in baseball. John R. Ellement,, "It’s official, Yawkey Way is no more. Jersey Street has returned with new street signs," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of segregated

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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