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Sentences with the noun Affirmative action

8 examples:

I don't know what this definition of affirmative action is for some.
(Chaka Fattah)

America's highest court is preparing to announce its decision on the future of affirmative action.
(BBC News - World News, )

In a -1 ruling, the Supreme Court declined to fundamentally change the fate of affirmative action.
(Forbes - Education, )

The 'mend it or end it' debate over affirmative action is being complicated by immigration, one academic says.
(CNBC, )

The US Supreme Court begins its new term this week with an agenda tackling social issues ranging from campaign finance to affirmative action.
(BBC News - World News, )

But once they got to USC, the African American women were repeatedly asked if they were athletes and told they probably got in because of affirmative action.
(Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

For the past two decades, Harvard, the nation's oldest and arguably most prestigious institution of higher learning, has been a primary front in the assault on Affirmative Action.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Actress Mindy Kaling's brother says that he posed as a black man years ago to get into medical school and that the experience opened his eyes to what he calls the hypocrisy of affirmative action.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Other sentences

55 examples:

Affirmative action and busing are debated topics.

Although many pay lip service to the idea of affirmative action, in reality, very few minorities get hired.

Affirmative action was always racial justice on the cheap.
(Joe Klein)

The third fallacy is that affirmative action doesn't work.
(Harold Washington)

Her ascension in the GOP field was prompted by "affirmative action...
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

A CNN writer reveals what he learned when he became an affirmative action imposter.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

To attract more women, some companies have instituted gender-based affirmative action measures.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The Supreme Court has made a decision in a case challenging affirmative action at the University of Texas.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair.
(Melanie Mason in Los Angeles Times - Education, )

Political considerations and affirmative action for smaller nations mean that, in Brazil, a lot of top talent will be missing.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

This hardly seems the right moment for the Supreme Court to be threatening to unpick affirmative action in college admissions.
(David Usborne in The Independent - World News, )

Senate measure on affirmative action ban in public education was shelved, but friction among Democrats over the fallout lingers.
(Melanie Mason in Los Angeles Times - Education, )

Many people in the affirmative action debate envision admissions criteria moving away from race and toward factors such as income.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

It may even be time to consider what some would call a nuclear option — affirmative action and quotas for judicial appointments.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Justice Sotomayor isn't the only one to find the phrase 'affirmative action' problematic; it has always been a slippery designation.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Affirmative action, international treaties and the extent of tort law are among the business issues before the Supreme Court this fall.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A majority of the justices seemed unpersuaded on Wednesday that an affirmative action plan at the University of Texas was constitutional.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The U.S. Supreme Court has essentially said voters not judges should determine the future of civil rights-era affirmative action programs.
(Neil Macdonald in CBC News - World, )

A philosophy professor’s belief in colorblind law led him to oppose the university’s use of affirmative action in admissions decisions.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Labor women have unanimously passed a motion to overhaul lift the party's affirmative action policy and up the target to 50 percent on Sunday.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Justices Thomas, Sotomayor and Alito attended reunion weekend at the law school and discussed affirmative action, salsa dancing and spittoons.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The big news from the U.S. Supreme Court was the cases it didn’t decide, including long-awaited rulings on affirmative action and gay rights.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The Supreme Court ruled -3 today that the “race conscious” affirmative action admissions program used by the University of Texas is lawful.
(Forbes - Education, )

The Supreme Court upholds the right of Michigan voters to ban affirmative action and seriously undercuts two precedents on racial discrimination.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Australia must take affirmative action to invest and support technology and innovation for the sake of its economic future and global competitiveness.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The Supreme Court on Monday sent a major challenge to affirmative action back to the lower court, leaving the issue unresolved for at least another year.
(Fox News - Politics, )

Professor Jonathan Turley and two of his law school students debate the merits and failings of this week's ruling in the Michigan Affirmative Action case.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Too often diversity discussions in business are framed as a zero-sum game: affirmative action versus meritocracy, minority versus majority, them versus us.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

The radio host criticized fellow conservatives for engaging in "affirmative action for conservatives" in a meeting this week with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
(USA Today - Money, )

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case brought by a white student against a Texas university which could bring affirmative action to an end.
(UPI - News, )

The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's affirmative action ban, ruling that the state has the right to determine whether racial preferences can be considered in college admissions.
(Fox News - Politics, )

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a University of Texas case for a second time to decide a constitutional challenge to affirmative action policies at colleges and universities.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Resentment has gelled into opposition to India’s version of affirmative action, a system of strict quotas that reserves nearly half of jobs for those from disadvantaged castes or tribes.
(The New York Times - World News, )

On Thursday, the Supreme Court surprised a lot of observers when it upheld, -3, the race-based affirmative action plan employed by the University of Texas in its undergraduate admissions.
(Los Angeles Times - Education, )

Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were sued Monday by a legal advocacy group which alleged that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

After the Supreme Court said it would revisit an affirmative action case from Texas, colleges expressed concerns about the potential costs of having to replace programs to achieve diversity.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

The U.S. Supreme Court term that began in October 2013 was stocked with cases that threatened to limit the President’s power, software patents, campaign-finance laws and affirmative action.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she supports affirmative action in higher education because she thinks that alternatives based on geographic or economic status don't work to ensure a diverse student body.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

When the Supreme Court on Monday sent Fisher v. University of Texas, an affirmative action case, back to the lower court for a second look, supporters of race-conscious policies breathed a sigh of relief.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Tuesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that Tuesday's Supreme Court opinion that effectively ends affirmative action at public universities in Michigan was a sound decision.
(Fox News - Politics, )

Researchers have produced the first empirical estimates using national-level data to show the extent to which levels of affirmative action in college admissions decisions changed during the period of 1992 to 2004.
(Science Daily - News, )

As the nation heads into a presidential election year, the Supreme Court is set to decide half a dozen politically charged cases in 2016 on such topics as abortion, affirmative action, contraceptives and immigration.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

The Supreme Court ended its term this week with two liberal victories – on abortion and affirmative action – that reflect in part a deepening center-left alliance between Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Stephen G. Breyer.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

The future of affirmative action at public universities appeared in some doubt Wednesday as the Supreme Court justices debated for a second time whether to strike down a race-based admissions policy at the University of Texas.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

The issue of affirmative action in college admissions ran into a solid wall of conservative skepticism at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, but a long and contentious hearing gave both sides reason to wonder whether the opponents have enough votes to end it.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sent a University of Texas affirmative action case back to a lower court for further review, maintaining for now a system that allows race to be used as part of a holistic approach to admitting undergraduate college students.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

Researchers looking into the possible effects of affirmative action programs on law schools and the legal profession should have access to state bar exam scores and other records if individuals' privacy can be ensured, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
(Larry Gordon in Los Angeles Times - Education, )

In his dissent to 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision Grutter v. Bollinger, Justice Anthony Kennedy derided his colleagues for accepting the University of Michigan Law School’s use of the term “critical mass” to justify race-based affirmative action in admissions.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The application of this standard, which the Court calls "strict scrutiny," will place a bigger burden on universities to justify their use of race in achieving a diverse student body and is likely to launch new attacks on affirmative action programs across the country.
(Forbes - Education, )

The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in deciding who is admitted to state universities.
(David G. Savage in Los Angeles Times - National News, )

In the nearly two decades since California voters banned the use of affirmative action in college admissions, the two most competitive University of California schools — UCLA and Berkeley — saw enrollments of black and Latino students plunge and have struggled to recover.
(Larry Gordon in Los Angeles Times - Education, )

With the constitutionality of race-based affirmative action hanging by a thread at the Supreme Court, University of Texas officials are struggling to explain a policy that gives an extra edge to Latino and African American students from middle-class households and top-performing high schools.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

The 30-year conservative campaign to strike down race-based affirmative action came to an apparent end Thursday when a University of Texas admissions policy was upheld by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the last of the Reagan appointees to the Supreme Court and often the deciding vote on divisive issues....
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Harvard University's affirmative action policies, which the school says are aimed at achieving diversity on the vaunted campus of Cambridge, discriminate against Asians who often can't get in despite having higher test scores and grade-point averages than black and Hispanic students who are accepted, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
(Fox News - U.S., )

Affirmative action opponents persuaded Michigan voters to outlaw any consideration of race after the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions, that state's constitutional amendment is now being examined by the high court to determine whether the change the voters sought is in fact discriminatory.
(Fox News - Politics, )

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