Bakke decision [(bak-ee)]
An important ruling on affirmative action given by the Supreme Court in 1978. Allan Bakke, a white man, was denied admission to a medical school that had admitted black candidates with weaker academic credentials. Bakke contended that he was a victim of racial discrimination. The Court ruled that Bakke had been illegally denied admission to the medical school, but also that medical schools were entitled to consider race as a factor in admissions. The Court thus upheld the general principle of affirmative action.
noun (South African) a small truck with an open body and low sides
a Near Eastern pastry made of many layers of paper-thin dough with a filling of ground nuts, baked and then drenched in a syrup of honey and sometimes rosewater. Contemporary Examples Gaziantep is famous for its baklava and this batch of twenty was expensive. The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi Elliot Ackerman January […]
a Near Eastern pastry made of many layers of paper-thin dough with a filling of ground nuts, baked and then drenched in a syrup of honey and sometimes rosewater. noun a rich cake of Middle Eastern origin consisting of thin layers of pastry filled with nuts and honey n. 1650s, from Turkish.
noun (pl) -ra, -ras a White person, esp one from Britain adjective (of people) White, esp British