The view that African American churches attempt to prevent women from achieving status in the church higher than men. Also, includes the interpretation of the Bible to have women serve subservient roles in relationships with men.

Used frequently during BET's Hip Hop vs. America II part two while speaking of misogyny in our current black culture.
Due to the ecclesiastical apartheid in my mom's church she can't seem to become a pastor even though she has a theology degree.
by B Roc June 28, 2008
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