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

Examples of segregated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many apologists for segregated baseball back then expressed the belief that Black players simply could not perform at a major-league level. Scott Ostler,, "Negro Leaguers vs. Major Leaguers: Who would win?," 27 June 2020 African Americans were both segregated and terrorized. National Geographic, "Why does this legendary Black photographer's work continue to resonate today?," 26 June 2020 Rice was founded as a segregated institution, and Dr. Freeman was among its first black lecturers., "Thomas Freeman, renowned debate coach, 100," 21 June 2020 Subsidized housing has been concentrated in high-poverty, segregated neighborhoods, while affluent suburbs passed zoning laws keeping out low-income housing. Alana Semuels, Time, "Segregation Has Gotten Worse, Not Better, and It's Fueling the Wealth Gap Between Black and White Americans," 19 June 2020 Richmond’s Lee sculpture sits atop a pedestal on a traffic circle at the gateway to Monument Avenue, an architectural paean to white Richmonders’ long tradition of gracious, segregated living. Allison Anna Tait, The Conversation, "Latest legal hurdle to removing Confederate statues in Virginia: The wishes of their long-dead white donors," 19 June 2020 It was introduced, on purpose, two days before the 66th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the 1954 case that outlawed segregated schools in America. Marcia L. Fudge, Fortune, "Rep. Marcia Fudge: Black history is American history. Let’s start teaching it that way," 19 June 2020 On December 1, 1955, Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The New Yorker, "Kadir Nelson’s “Say Their Names”," 14 June 2020 The women believe in equality but often live in segregated communities where their neighbors and religious congregations are largely white. Amanda Becker, Glamour, "Are White Women Finally Waking Up?," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of segregated

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Segregated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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