de facto segregation

Definition of "de facto segregation"
  1. Separation of racial groups not caused by laws, but rather due to social, economic, or other influences
How to use "de facto segregation" in a sentence
  1. The city, while never enforcing racial discrimination laws, experienced de facto segregation due to income disparity.
  2. Although there were no official laws mandating separation, the neighborhood experienced de facto segregation as groups self-segregated based on cultural similarities.
  3. The school district saw de facto segregation as financially disadvantaged families predominantly occupied certain schools, while wealthier families chose others.

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