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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.
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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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