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:

  • 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").

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

  • Under the overmechanical assumptions of affirmative-action opponents themselves (and putting aside the racial IQ theories of Murray and some others), blacks would move up the list, and whites would move down.

  • 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.

  • Let's start with a simple, central factual error in the first substantive paragraph about Alexis: "After she left the Labor Department, she set up a firm to advise companies on how to comply with those [affirmative-action] regulations."


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