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Affirmative Action

The removal of artificial barriers to the employment of women and disadvantaged minorities, or admission of same to highly selective institutions of higher learning.

affirmative action

Social medicine The removal of artificial barriers to the employment of ♀ and disadvantaged minorities, or admission of same to highly selective institutions of higher learning; AA refers to any effort to recruit and hire members of previously disadvantaged groups, as a means of erasing past inequities. See Bakke v Regents of the University of California, Reverse discrimination; Cf Glass ceiling.
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The beans will soon be cooked up at the Santa Rosa Boarding School on the reservation, and Johnson is excited to teach kids about their culture through these foods.
Duro was an enrolled member of the Torres-Martinez band of the Cahuilla Mission Indians of California, but was living and working on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation in Arizona.
Entrepreneurship and management institutions that conserve wildlife have benefited both the White Mountain Apache and the wildlife on the reservation.
She was told that nothing could be done to help her because the sheriff's office did not have jurisdiction over crimes committed on the reservation.
Over 33% of the Reservation homes lack basic water and sewage systems as well as electricity.
Add poverty rates that soar to nearly three times above the national average and unemployment rates that are more than double the national average, and many reservation residents may be looking for a way out.
Chippewa reservations are located in which five states?
Because of the overall need for public transportation on the reservation, the program has received a number of requests for services that are not within the guidelines and requirements of the grant which funds the program.
Robert Dann, manager of 92-room Fitzpatrick Hotel on Lexington Avenue, between 56th and 57th Streets, said they were full all week and 75 percent of their reservations were conventioneers.
I'm just trying to get off the reservation and into the world," he says.
Forty-eight copies of the manual were handed out during the followup phase of the project to consumers, family members of people who were visually impaired, professionals in other reservation organizations, and other interested persons.
While more and more families are looking to simplify the holiday by dining out on Thanksgiving, finding a restaurant that's open on that day and then securing a reservation can be stressful," said Thomas Layton, OpenTable CEO.