Definition of Petty apartheid

1. Noun. Racial segregation enforced primarily in public transportation and hotels and restaurants and other public places.

Generic synonyms: Racial Segregation

Definition of Petty apartheid

1. Noun. Any form of racial segregation that applies only to public spaces ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petty Apartheid

petting zoo
petty apartheid (current term)
petty bourgeoisie
petty bourgeoisies
petty cash
petty criticism
petty juror
petty jury
petty larcenies
petty larceny
petty morel
petty officer
petty officers

Literary usage of Petty apartheid

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1. Season of Hope: Economic Reform Under Mandela And Mbeki by Alan Hirsch (2005)
"As apartheid collapsed in the early 1990s, Ben McClennan, a political journalist, compiled a collection of 'petty apartheid' incidents and reports that he ..."

2. Hope for South Africa? by Lewis H. Gann, Peter Duignan (1991)
"A great variety of petty apartheid restrictions disappeared with regard to sports, access to places of entertainment, hotels, beaches, and public transport. ..."

3. Politicians and Apartheid: Trailing in the People's Wake by John Gardner (1997)
"This act, passed in 1953, was designed to separate racially public amenities such as parks, libraries and transport — that is, "petty apartheid". ..."

4. Changing the Fourth Estate: Essays on South African Journalism by Adrian Hadland (2006)
"Segregated staff facilities disappeared before petty apartheid was abolished and newspapers began hiring and promoting black and female reporters in larger ..."

5. Every Step of the Way: The Journey to Freedom in South Africa by Michael Morris, John Linnegar (2004)
"So-called 'petty' apartheid was well established ... whites-only trains, park benches, beaches, post office entrances, cinemas, restaurants and so on. ..."

6. Much Bigger Than Grownups: Chronicles of a Native South Africanby Shelley Wood Gauld by Shelley Wood Gauld (2006)
"Three years later, the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, commonly referred to as "petty apartheid," imposed segregation in all public facilities. ..."

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