affirmative action

[n] - a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities
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affirmative action

Policy of positive discrimination to increase opportunities for certain social groups in employment, business, government, and other areas. The policy is designed to counter the effects of...
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affirmative action

noun a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities; `affirmative action has been extremely controversial and was challenged in 1978 in the Bakke decis...
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affirmative action

in the United States, an active effort to improve employment or educational opportunities for members of minority groups and for women. Affirmative ... [6 related articles]
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affirmative action

affirmative action, in the United States, programs to overcome the effects of past societal discrimination by allocating jobs and resources to members of specific groups, such as minorities and women. The policy was implemented by federal agencies enforcing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and two execu...
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Affirmative Action

n. an administration that is subordinate on, or is subordinate to, some other administration's decisions. Commonly used in real estate where it denotes the administration of someone's assests in a state or in a different land that he belongs to.
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affirmative action

Policy of positive discrimination to increase opportunities for certain social groups in employment, business, government, and other areas. The policy is designed to counter the effects of long-term discrimination against groups such as women, disabled people, and minority ethnic groups. In Europe, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Italy ac...
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affirmative action

laws mandating increased numbers of women and minorities, especially in employment.
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Affirmative action

Affirmative action or positive discrimination (known as employment equity in Canada, reservation in India, Nepal, and positive action in the UK) is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who are perceived to suffer from discrimination within a culture. The nature of positive discrimination policies varies from region to region. So...
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Affirmative action

The term used to describe a series of programs -- federal, state and local -- designed to compensate for discrimination. Most affirmative action programs pertain to employment, college admissions and contracting.
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Affirmative Action

Policies of governments and other institutions, private and public, intended to promote employment, contracting, educational, and other opportunities for members of historically disadvantaged groups. Because they may favor some groups over others, affirmative action policies must be narrowly tailored to meet the institution's legitimate goals, such...
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Affirmative Action

Action taken by a government or private institution to make up for past discrimination in education, work, or promotion on the basis of age, birth, color, creed, disability, ethnic origin, familial status, gender, language, marital status, political or other opinion, public assistance, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
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