integrationist

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

integration +‎ -ist

NounEdit

integrationist (plural integrationists)

  1. An advocate, supporter and/or practitioner of (social) integration, usually aiming for (more) equality.
    • 2008 January 4, David J. Garrow, “Early Warriors in the Fight for Racial Equality”, New York Times:
      Instead the legal confrontation took place in the 1950s, when the Southern allegation “that integrationists were Communists” carried far greater resonance than it would have a decade earlier, and when “the power of the left to implement desegregation” — as Ms. Gilmore imagines it — no longer existed.

Related termsEdit

  • integrationism

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Last modified on 12 June 2011, at 16:29