From same-sex marriage and voting rights to affirmative action, a look at the controversial cases to come.
Racially saturated issues like the death penalty, welfare, and affirmative action have faded from political debate.
Evans believes that “it puts us a hundred years behind of affirmative action is abolished.”
Fewer issues inflame political passions in my home state of California than affirmative action.
So I've become fairly friendly toward federal anti-discrimination law, affirmative action, Title 9, the works.
So instead of calling her win exploitation or affirmative action, why not rejoice in it?
A sizable number of Asian Americans feel that affirmative action, in college admissions or elsewhere, has hurt them personally.
Three, liberal support for affirmative action as we know it may be ebbing, as “diversity” has become a shorthand for race.
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).