SEGREGATION

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Policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes, or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities, especially as a form of discrimination. Genetically, separation of paired alleles or homologous chromosomes, especially during meiosis, so that the members of each pair appear in different gametes.

SEGREGATION: "Segregation occurred during a shameful period in US history."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SEGREGATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/segregation/ (accessed October 6, 2022).

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