Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
affirmative action \affirmative action\ n.
1. a policy of making active efforts to improve the
employment or educational opportunities available to
members of minority groups or women; -- achieved by
employers or schools by using various techniques, but
excluding the use of simple quotas or outright
discrimination against white males.
Note: affirmative action is required by law for certain
employers in the United States.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: 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"
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