Definition of Affirmative action

1. 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 decision"

Generic synonyms: Social Action



Definition of Affirmative action

1. Noun. A policy or program providing advantages for people of a minority group who are seen to have traditionally been discriminated against, with the aim of creating a more egalitarian society through preferential access to education, employment, health care, social welfare, etc. ¹

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Literary usage of Affirmative action

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1. Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (1993)
"affirmative action Federal legislation prohibits employers with federal contracts or subcontracts of $10000 or more from discriminating in employment ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"No affirmative action on the part of the insurer is generally necessary in order to avoid a policy for breach of condition. Even though the insured has no ..."

3. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1917)
"... injured by a defectively constructed plant, merely because he took no affirmative action to remedy the defect after his attention was called to it." 57. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Municipal Corporations by Howard Strickland Abbott (1905)
"Following logically from this statement, then, we may have three modes of creation: by prescription, by implication, and by affirmative action. ..."

5. Equity: An Analysis and Discussion of Modern Equity Problems, with Notes on by George Luther Clark (1920)
"Whether equitable servitudes may require affirmative action. With the exception of the spurious common law easements of fencing ..."

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