From same-sex marriage and voting rights to affirmative action, a look at the controversial cases to come.
Evans believes that “it puts us a hundred years behind of affirmative action is abolished.”
God is the only way many of us can answer “to be or not to be” in the affirmative.
Fewer issues inflame political passions in my home state of California than affirmative action.
In other words, affirmative action is now another upper-middle class benefit.
Three only of the party were able to reply in the affirmative.
Upon this point Galen held the negative, and Harvey, as we all know, the affirmative.
I do not think that anyone will answer that question in the affirmative either.
I answered in the affirmative, and further added that I had a husband and a son.
The manufacturer nodded an affirmative, and the rescue-party set out.
"answering 'yes,'" mid-15c., from use in logic; from Middle French affirmatif (13c.), from Latin affirmativus, from affirmat-, past participle stem of affirmare (see affirm). As a noun from early 15c. Affirmative action "positive or corrective effort by employers to prevent discrimination in hiring or promotion" is attested from 1935 with regard to labor unions; specific racial sense is from 1961; now often used more generally in reference to hiring quotas, etc.