seg·​re·​gat·​ed | \ ˈse-gri-ˌgā-təd How to pronounce segregated (audio) \

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 most dramatic moment of the evening was arguably when Harris confronted Biden about his opposition to a busing plan to integrate segregated schools, noting that the issue impacted her personally as a child. Time Staff, Time, "Here's What the Candidates Said During Thursday's Dramatic Democratic Presidential Debate," 29 June 2019 Broom has a reporter’s eye but an essayist’s heart, blending urban history of her segregated home city and her family’s attempt to survive in it. Vogue, "10 New Books to Read This Summer," 31 May 2019 When Parks first arrived, Stryker insisted he spend a few days roaming around Washington without his camera to accustom himself to life in a segregated city. William Meyers, WSJ, "‘Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950’ Review: Young Talent in Black and White," 5 Dec. 2018 This remains true even though U.S. public schools have become more segregated by race and class over the past two decades. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "What you should know about race-based affirmative action and diversity in schools," 3 July 2018 African-Americans who remember a segregated Kansas City called it Watermelon Hill — the one section of Swope Park that wasn't off-limits. Bill Turque, kansascity, "'Overkill' or 'great connector'? Thoughts along 63rd Street on renaming it for MLK," 29 May 2018 In 2011, Williams and his fellow Montford Point Marines – 19,000 served in that segregated outfit from 1942 until it was disbanded in 1949 — were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Barack Obama. Shelly Haskins,, "Alabama WWII vet helped integrate the Marines," 23 June 2019 Growing up in segregated Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, Ashe was denied access from playing at the all-white Byrd Park recreational facility. Emi Endo, Washington Post, "Confederacy’s former capital gets a street named after Arthur Ashe — and some hope for a more inclusive look," 22 June 2019 The Sun Devils would never play another segregated game. Greg Moore, azcentral, "New Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren reflects on his trailblazing father," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of segregated

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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