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.

  • Franklin's only explanation was an imperious, "I'm not certain what [California affirmative-action critic Ward] Connerly could contribute to this discussion."

  • Proponents of the ingeniously named California Civil Rights Initiative, which would forbid all state government affirmative-action policies, routinely invoke the sentence from King's "I Have a Dream" speech looking forward to the day his children would be judged not by the "color of their skin" but by "the content of their character."

  • As Lemann admits at the end of the book, both sides in the affirmative-action debate accept the assumptions of meritocracy, "that it's good for the country to have a designated, educationally derived elite."

  • Defending the settlement were Mara Liasson on Fox News Sunday ("Bad cases make bad law"), Roberts ("An indefensible case"), and Clarence Page on This Week ("This is not an affirmative-action case in the view of the civil-rights community").


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