For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...
Header of affirmative action

Affirmative action

Affirmative action is a tautogram (all words start with the same letter). View more tautograms!

Definition of the noun affirmative action

What does affirmative action mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities
    • example: affirmative action has been extremely controversial and was challenged in 1978 in the Bakke decision
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic term: social action = a social policy of reform

Alternative definition of the noun affirmative action

noun

  1. A policy or program providing advantages for people of a minority group who are seen to have traditionally been discriminated against, with the aim of creating a more egalitarian society through preferential access to education, employment, health care, social welfare, etc.

Writings

  1. "Affirmative action" is a book by Julio Faúndez.
    • also known as "Affirmative action: international perspectives"
  2. "Affirmative action" is a book by Billington Mwangi Gituto.
    • also known as "Affirmative action: the promise of a new dawn"
  3. "Affirmative action" is a book by Tim Wise.
    • also known as "Affirmative action: racial preference in black and white"
  4. "Affirmative action" is a book by Thea Wingrove.
    • also known as "Affirmative action: a "how to" guide for managers"
  5. "Affirmative action" is a book by Albert G. Mosley.
    • also known as "Affirmative action: social justice or unfair preference?"

Miscellanea

Affirmative action or positive discrimination is the policy of favoring members of a disadvantaged group who are perceived to suffer from discrimination within a culture.

  • also known as 平权法案

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Affirmative action

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Economy: A-K (1999)

by Phillip Anthony O'Hara

Definition and nature Affirmative action is a term for policies, either legally mandated or voluntarily negotiated, that require taking positive actions to eliminate discrimination. This includes discrimination by demographic characteristics such as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior (2008)

by Kenneth F. Warren

Certain civil rights bodies and other equal rights special interests feel that Affirmative Action is a necessary feature of American life because injustice and inequality still exist, and the playing field favors particular elements in society. However ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Affirmative action refers to institutional measures taken to increase the representation of women and people of color in areas of employment, government contracts, and higher education from which they have been excluded historically.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent (2010)

by Thomas C. Hunt, James C. Carper, Thomas J. Lasley, II, C. Daniel Raisch

The term affirmative action refers to a social justice effort initiated by the U.S. government and authorized by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It originated in response to inequalities in hiring practices by civilian businesses with government contracts.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Economy (2002)

2-volume Set by Phillip O'Hara

Definition and nature Affirmative action is a term for policies, either legally mandated or voluntarily negotiated, that require taking positive actions to eliminate discrimination. This includes discrimination by demographic characteristics such as ...

Google previewPoverty in America: An Encyclopedia (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Russell M. Lawson, Benjamin A. Lawson

Affirmative Action is based on the belief that the only way to overcome the racial prejudice ingrained in American society...

Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

Kennedy issued an executive order that required federal contractors to take affirmative action when hiring workers. Three years later, it was a centerpiece of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Two executive orders signed ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today (2010)

by Edith Wen-Chu Chen

surrounding affirmative action is related to disagreements about what exactly affirmative action constitutes, as well as who stands to benefit or lose from the policy. For instance, a popular misperception exists that the purpose of affirmative ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (2010)

by George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 7 (the affect control principle). Discrepancies between sentiments and impressions reveal how well interactions we experience are confirming cultural prescriptions. Affect control theory defines deflection as the ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Affirmative action

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Affirmative action

Click on an item to view that photo:

affirmative action

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Affirmative action. Poster concept.Small photo of Hand writing Affirmative Action with marker, concept backgroundSmall photo of Affirmative Action words written on grunge backgroundSmall photo of Affirmative action stamp on concrete wallSmall photo of Affirmative Action Plan words written on grunge backgroundSmall photo of Affirmative action text on the wall with surveillance camera.Small photo of Affirmative Action Plan words written on grunge background More...

Video language resources about Affirmative action

Click on an item to play that video:

See also the pronunciation examples of Affirmative action!

Quotes about Affirmative action

Affirmative action was never meant to be permanent, and now is truly the time to move on to some other approach. (Susan Estrich)
more quotes...

Share this page

Next...

Go to the usage examples of Affirmative action to see it in context!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary