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affirmative

uh fur muh tiv

  • n  a reply of affirmation
    he answered in the affirmative
  • a  affirming or giving assent
    an affirmative decision
    affirmative votes
  • s  expecting the best
    an affirmative outlook
  • s  expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    an affirmative nod

  • In a split decision, the Supreme Court says that affirmative action is constitutional.
  • There's a new push for affirmative action by social class.
  • No reasonable critic of affirmative action, who understands the ocean of historic injustice it was attempting to alleviate, believes affirmative action is evil or .
News & Articles

  • Affirmative action, DOMA, Prop 8 among SCOTUS rulings coming
    Affirmative action. Voting rights. Same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court is about to rule on some of the most contentious issues in American society -- issues that have divided Americans for years.
    June 17, 2013 - CNN
  • Viewpoint: Affirmative Action Has Helped White Women Most
    The Supreme Court is mulling the legality of affirmative action, with its loudest opponent a white woman. But that demographic has found greatest success with the policy, argues activist Sally Kohn
    June 17, 2013 - Time Magazine
  • Affirmative action ruling contest: race vs. class
    Affirmative action ruling contest: race vs. class Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:03 pm, Sunday, June 16, 2013 A decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court kept the focus on race as a barrier, upholding the right of colleges to make limited use of racial preferences to ensure a ...
    June 16, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Reuters South Africa
    Obama said the race discussion took a divisive turn when it was implied "my candidacy is somehow an exercise in affirmative action; that it's based solely on the desire of wide-eyed liberals to purchase racial reconciliation on the cheap."
  • John McCain in FOXNews
    The question is whether this is a man who has what it takes to protect America from Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda, and other grave threats in the world. And he has given you no reason to answer in the affirmative,McCain said as he sought to pivot...
  • Jon Kyl in International Herald Tribune
    I don't believe that the requisite candour exists for me to indicate my support for him with an affirmative vote,Republican Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona said.

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