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What Is Segregation?

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Segregation is defined by the Encarta Dictionary as ‘the practice of keeping ethnic, racial, religious, or gender groups separate’.

The most famous examples of segregation are the segregation of the Jews in Nazi-operated Germany during the 1930s and ‘40s, and the segregation of the Black population in America, particularly the Southern States.

The belief of Dictator Adolf Hitler in Germany was that the pure-blood Germans, known as the Aryan Race, were superior to all other peoples. This led to the Jews being discriminated against, along with other races such as the Romas, or gypsies. Jews were forced to wear yellow ribbons or the Star of David, in order to separate them from the pure-blooded Germans. The mixing of Jewish people with Germans was forbidden, as was marriage between the two outlawed. They were stopped from using public transport, allowed shop only from 3pm to 5pm, and piled into concentration camps. 

In the United States, after slavery was made illegal by the Thirteenth Amendment, state and local laws known as the ’Jim Crowe Laws’ kept the black and white populations separated. Public schools, transport and places such as restaurants, public restrooms and drinking fountains were segregated, meaning that black Americans could use only certain areas of them. The most recognisable example of this is the public bus, which was separated into two sections; the front for the white people, and the back for the blacks. Rosa Parks, a civil-rights activist, brought this discrimination to the public eye when, with no other seats available, she sat in the white section.

Segregation is the separation of a group for reason of race, religion, gender or ethnicity. It has been a major cause of struggle in history, and today occurs wherever a smaller group is separated from the larger social group.
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Segregation means to be separated from others just because of your race, religion ect...
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Segregation means the act of separation or isolation from others. It refers to many processes in different contexts. In sociology or social context it is used to describe the discrimination of people on various factors like racism, casteism, ethnicity and so on. It is the practice of forcibly separating people due to their origins and social inclinations.

Segregation is marked by the characteristic of unequal treatment among people according to their ethnic origins, race or religion. Some are given special preferences and all the advantages while some others are treated badly and are down trodden in every sphere of life. These practices have existed in the society since the ancient times in different ways and still continue to exist despite all efforts to create an equal society.
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Segregation means separated because of your race or religion
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It means the division or  of someone or something. In 1913 there were segregation laws against black people.
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It is when black people are seperated from whites as blacks were thought to be less improtant
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My brother got in a fight in prison and my mom was told he was in segregation so my question is what exactly does that mean?
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It means when you are separated from your loved ones because you are black!! Crazy right!

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