integrationist

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integration +‎ -ist

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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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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.

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