Origin of affirmative action
Related formsaf·firm·a·tive-ac·tion, adjective
Examples from the Web for affirmative action
After all, Fisher, the affirmative-action case involving the University of Texas, was argued in Supreme Court back in October.
Such a decision, however, would affect only the affirmative-action program in Texas.
Rush Limbaugh (Southeast Missouri State dropout) proclaimed, “She is an affirmative-action case extraordinaire.”
If anything, attacking Sotomayor as an "affirmative-action hire" will make Republicans look like bigoted bullies to Latino voters.
British Dictionary definitions for affirmative action
Culture definitions for affirmative action
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.