Example sentences for: affirmative

How can you use “affirmative” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Does court-ordered desegregation ever end ? At first, the Supreme Court said school authorities would be under federal supervision until they had discharged the "affirmative duty" to eliminate the "vestiges" of segregation, "root and branch."

  • The condition of blacks is improving, but there is strong evidence--see, for example, Orlando Patterson's new book The Ordeal of Integration --that affirmative action has played an essential role in fostering both integration and the growth of the black middle class.

  • Above all, both of them are beneficiaries of affirmative action.

  • Why is it, for instance, that the LAT puts California's biggest social impact story in a generation, the upholding by a federal court of the proposition that overturns virtually all of the state's affirmative action programs, in a tiny box nearly at the bottom of the front page?

  • Ferguson decision (which upheld racial segregation) to argue that since segregation was a system of "racial classification," affirmative action is its modern equivalent.

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