the encouragement of increased representation of women and minority-group members, especially in employment.
From same-sex marriage and voting rights to affirmative action, a look at the controversial cases to come.
Adam Winkler: The High Court’s Coming Land Mines Adam Winkler September 29, 2012
Evans believes that “it puts us a hundred years behind of affirmative action is abolished.”
Memories of the Powell Administration Marjorie Williams November 12, 2008
In other words, affirmative action is now another upper-middle class benefit.
How Affirmative Action Became an Upper-Middle Class Benefit Lloyd Green April 6, 2013
Fewer issues inflame political passions in my home state of California than affirmative action.
Racial Support to Keep a Ban on Race in Place Ron Christie March 23, 2014
Racially saturated issues like the death penalty, welfare, and affirmative action have faded from political debate.
The White House Ignores the South Peter Beinart December 13, 2009
So I’ve become fairly friendly toward federal anti-discrimination law, affirmative action, Title 9, the works.
Reality Check: Libertarianism Can’t Cure Racism Justin Green August 21, 2012
He was an extraordinarily ambitious black man who believed that affirmative action was bad for African-Americans.
Why Clarence’s Wife Called Anita Jacob Bernstein October 20, 2010
So instead of calling her win exploitation or affirmative action, why not rejoice in it?
Bikini Diplomacy Tunku Varadarajan May 17, 2010
The truth is, that in our atmosphere all affirmative action is difficult; it is hard either to be or to do.
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He impelled her to this affirmative action by suggesting, “Would you like to have a little extra suet wrapped up with it?”
Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
(US) a policy or programme designed to counter discrimination against minority groups and women in areas such as employment and education Brit equivalent positive discrimination
A term referring to various government policies that aim to increase the proportion of African-Americans, women, and other minorities in jobs and educational institutions historically dominated by white men. The policies usually require employers and institutions to set goals for hiring or admitting minorities.
Note: Affirmative action has been extremely controversial. Supporters maintain that it is the only way to overcome the effects of past discrimination and promote integration. Critics dismiss it as “reverse discrimination,” denying opportunities to qualified whites and men. (See Bakke decision).
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a flag having five horizontal stripes, blue, white, red, white, and blue, from top to bottom, signifying “yes”: letter C in the International Code of Signals.
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. Historical Examples And, receiving an affirmatory nod from the preoccupied gambler, he went on. The Twins of Suffering Creek Ridgwell Cullum He used the Quaker poet’s name as if it were an affirmatory oath. Six Girls and the Tea Room Marion Ames Taggart She hesitated for a second; then, with an affirmatory murmur, accepted […]