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Affirmative Action

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[Revised entry by Robert Fullinwider on April 9, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] "Affirmative action" means positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and culture from which they have been historically excluded. When those steps involve preferential selection - selection on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity - affirmative action generates intense controversy....

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