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:

  • 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 regulations naturally say that the panels should not lower standards simply to boost numbers, but affirmative-action plans often say similar things, and critics usually have little trouble seeing through it.

  • A second piece berates Gore for supporting affirmative action and accuses him of grossly distorting the views of affirmative-action opponents.

  • 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").

  • John Danforth's championing of affirmative-action foe Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court at the same time Danforth was pushing the Bush White House to sign the affirmative-action-friendly 1991 civil rights bill (which it eventually did).


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