seg·​re·​ga·​tion·​ist | \ ˌse-gri-ˈgā-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce segregationist (audio) \

Definition of segregationist

: a person who believes in or practices segregation especially of races

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The departures come after Chakrabarti compared moderate Blue Dog Democrats to segregationists on Twitter during tensions between members of the caucus over a border aid measure. NBC News, "Top aides to AOC are leaving her congressional office," 2 Aug. 2019 In Colorado’s school busing debate, Zenzinger and Colorado Democrats took the side of modern-day segregationists. Tyler Sandberg, The Denver Post, "Sandberg: Democrats shut down one pathway of school choice for Colorado students," 16 July 2019 The New Jersey senator was one of Biden’s first rivals to demand he apologize for talking nostalgically about legislative partnerships with segregationists early in his career. Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times, "Joe Biden announces criminal justice policy, addressing a potential weakness," 23 July 2019 Team owner Tom Yawkey was also found to have given financial support to white segregationists in his home state of South Carolina. Rachel Desantis,, "Elijah 'Pumpsie' Green, Black Baseball Player Who Broke Boston Red Sox Color Barrier, Dies," 18 July 2019 Racists, bigots and segregationists opposed busing in the 1970s. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "Daywatch: Gas tax fallout, Bean graffiti and other things to know to start your day," 3 July 2019 Part of the impetus of the conversation was the statements that the vice president made about his work with segregationists. Matt Stevens,, "Biden says Harris caught him off guard in debate," 5 July 2019 After the longest filibuster in U.S. Senate history -- lasting 14 hours and 13 minutes by segregationist Robert Byrd -- the act passed the Senate. Leah Asmelash And Brian Ries, CNN, "On this day 55 years ago, America finally outlawed segregation," 2 July 2019 The former vice president found himself on the defensive a lot -- for being the old guy on the block, humble bragging about working with segregationists, opposing busing and his dealings with Senate leader Mitch McConnell., "Joe Biden unsure about when or how to raise his hand at debate becomes a meme," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of segregationist

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of segregationist was in 1913

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: a person who supports racial segregation

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