What Is Segregation?

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Definition

The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart


De Jure Segregation

De Jure Segregation is segregation that is imposed by law.

Example:

The segregated water fountains, restrooms and hotels in the Southern states prior to the 1960's .




De Facto Segregation

De Facto is when segregation (especially in schools) that happens in fact although not required by law.


Example:

During racial integration efforts in schools in 1960’s, “de facto segregation” was a word used to describe a condition in which legislation did not clearly segregate students by race, but all the same school segregation continued.