Example sentences for: affirmative-action

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

  • One doesn't want to read too much into someone's 35-year-old academic records, which in this case are mainly interesting as a reminder of how powerful the Ivy League's affirmative-action program for alumni brats used to be.

  • Decrying a judge's interference with the affirmative-action initiative is more in keeping with general conservative complaints about "judicial activism"--but not in keeping with much previous conservative huffery on affirmative action itself.

  • The Army implemented its affirmative-action policy in the mid-'70s, responding to rising resentment of white superiors among the black rank and file, which had resulted in race riots on bases.

  • In defending this scenario, Bennett, Hatch, and others have already used the same argument conservatives denounce as elitist and patronizing in the case of the affirmative-action initiative: that disingenuous wording misled voters about the measure's real effect.

  • Obviously, the affirmative-action debate is an important if well-worn controversy.


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