separate but equal

Definition of "separate but equal"
  1. A principle previously accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court that allowed racial segregation given that facilities provided for different races were equal, though later deemed unconstitutional
How to use "separate but equal" in a sentence
  1. The separate but equal doctrine was a major topic in history class today.
  2. Many civil rights activists fought against the separate but equal approach that endorsed racial segregation.
  3. In the past, the separate but equal doctrine was used to affirm policies that segregated public facilities by race.

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