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:

  • 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."

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

  • 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."

  • Only six of 74 public colleges, universities, and graduate programs in California and Texas suffered losses in minority enrollment following affirmative-action bans.

  • The Army implemented its affirmative-action policy in the mid-'70s, responding to rising resentment of white superiors among the black rank and file, which had resulted in race riots on bases.


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