affirmative_action-n; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: a government policy of favoring social groups that have been subjected to past discrimination

Commentary: AFFIRMATIVE_ACTION[+rules][+policy][+government][+of_favoring][+groups][+discriminated_against]

The law schools accepted certain quotas of minority students with lower test scores, because of affirmative action.
The candidate said that his educational opportunities would not have been possible without affirmative action.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1