Segregation (as applied to different human groups) is characterized by separation of the different groups in daily life, such as when eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home.
A distinction is sometimes made between segregation as being involuntary (such as due to laws) and/or partial and separation as being a voluntary and/or a more complete process, which may imply territorial separation of the different groups into different, homogeneous territories. See also White separatism.
The opposite of segregation is desegregation (such as due to changing laws). Integration may be seen as the opposite of separation and may be seen as a more voluntary and/or more complete process.
- White flight: School White flight - On effects of the school desegregation in the United States.
- List of anti-integrationist organizations and publications
- South Africa
- White separatism