American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To abolish or eliminate segregation in.
- v. To open (a school or workplace, for example) to members of all races or ethnic groups, especially by force of law.
- v. To become open to members of all races or ethnic groups.
- v. To remove segregation by allowing access to something by people of all races or ethnicity
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to eliminate laws, regulations, or customs which prohibit members of a specific racial or national group from using (certain locations, organizations, or facilities); to introduce members of a racial or religious group into (a community, facility, or organization from which they had been barred).
- v. open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
“Well, I wanted to kind of ask specifically about the time that, that the public schools began to desegregate, which is about 1965,”
“He discusses the combined effects of wealth disparities, residential segregation, racial anxieties, and the politics of both challenge and accommodation that converged to create a school system that was among the first in the nation to voluntarily "desegregate" following the 1954 Brown decision while also coming under repeated scrutiny from the U.S.”
“Where are the white children supposed to come from to "desegregate" either the CPS neighborhood schools or the charter schools.”
“Board of Education, that its voters amended their constitution to allow school districts to close all schools to avoid having to desegregate them.”
““Color blindness” sounds noble, but there is every difference in the world between using race to discriminate and using race to desegregate.”
“Some school systems attempted to close public schools rather than desegregate.”
“The 1970s were a particularly critical time in the battle to desegregate American schools.”
“An interdistrict remedy could help to desegregate both the Chicago public schools and the nearby suburban schools.”
“In other words, it sought to end efforts by the federal government and the federal courts to desegregate the schools.”
“This was done to allow Alabama public schools to close rather than desegregate.”
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