Definition of Affirmative Action in English :

Define Affirmative Action in English

Affirmative Action meaning in English

Meaning of Affirmative Action in English

Pronunciation of Affirmative Action in English

Affirmative Action pronunciation in English

Pronounce Affirmative Action in English

Affirmative Action

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Noun

1. affirmative action

a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities

Example Sentences:
'affirmative action has been extremely controversial and was challenged in 1978 in the Bakke decision'

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Affirmative Action

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noun
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

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Affirmative Action

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a policy or program for correcting the effects of discrimination in the employment or education of members of certain groups, as women, blacks, etc.

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Affirmative Action

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n.
A policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment.

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