from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to or characterized by segregation or separation into clusters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to segregation; serving to segregate.


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  • Nonetheless, the Supreme Court in a 5–4 decision ruled this plan impermissible and held that “before the boundaries of separate and autonomous school districts may be set aside by consolidating the separate units for remedial purposes or by imposing a cross-district remedy, it must first be shown that there has been a constitutional violation within one district that produces a significant segregative effect in another district.”

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • While charter schools have rapidly grown, the strong segregative pattern found in 2001 is virtually unchanged through 2007, reveals a review from the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder NEPC.

    2 false claims that drive school reform

  • In most cities, the segregative trend not only exists in places of worship, in fact it is in America's churches, synagogues and mosques that the trend is most apparent.

    James Perry: Two Of Everything: The Legacy Of Segregation

  • A company policy, say, that required workers to give up their seniority in one department if they transferred to another would have locked in place older African-American maintenance workers as effectively as the company's prior segregative rule that made them ineligible to transfer at all.

    Affirmative Action

  • If, after passage of the Civil Rights Act, the company willingly abandoned its facially segregative policy, it could still carry forward the effects of its past segregation through other already-existing facially neutral rules.

    Affirmative Action

  • The new bill changes the status quo and seems to have both a segregative purpose and a segregative effect.


  • In this case, however, the school board's policy begins with a deliberately segregative purpose (and effect), even if the purpose can be articulated in terms of allowing minority communities govern their "own" schools.


  • In earlier desegregation cases the state was required to remedy the effects of previous segregative purpose; the Court used various presumptions to put the burden on the state to remedy segregative effects of its policies.


  • So, like the racist filter, the gay filter, in addition to being selectivey sex-segregative, is useless in determining eligibility, anyway.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Iowa state trial court judge rules for gay marriage:

  • Perhaps the nature of human society is sex-segregative?

    Jersey Girls « UDreamOfJanie


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