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.”
In other words, affirmative action is now another upper-middle class benefit.
Fewer issues inflame political passions in my home state of California than affirmative action.
Racially saturated issues like the death penalty, welfare, and affirmative action have faded from political debate.
So I've become fairly friendly toward federal anti-discrimination law, affirmative action, Title 9, the works.
He was an extraordinarily ambitious black man who believed that affirmative action was bad for African-Americans.
So instead of calling her win exploitation or affirmative action, why not rejoice in it?
The truth is, that in our atmosphere all affirmative action is difficult; it is hard either to be or to do.
He impelled her to this affirmative action by suggesting, "Would you like to have a little extra suet wrapped up with it?"
A term referring to various government policies that aim to increase the proportion of African-Americans, women, and other minorities in jobs and educational institutions historically dominated by white men. The policies usually require employers and institutions to set goals for hiring or admitting minorities.
Note: Affirmative action has been extremely controversial. Supporters maintain that it is the only way to overcome the effects of past discrimination and promote integration. Critics dismiss it as “reverse discrimination,” denying opportunities to qualified whites and men. (See Bakke decision).