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:

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

  • To be sure, the Army's program insists, though more vaguely than people admit, that affirmative-action beneficiaries must meet the same minimum qualifications as their white counterparts.

  • 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").

  • 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."

  • 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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