Article: Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action

by Robert Fullinwider for Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

““Affirmative action” means positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business 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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