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:

  • It's a group of affirmative-action supporters appointed to rubber-stamp Clinton policies, the article says.

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

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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."


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