affirmative action

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Employee hiring and promotion policy that takes a proactive approach to removing prejudices against recruiting and promoting minorities, and other under-represented groups of the society.

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Tamra stared suspiciously at the other people throughout the call center. She was the only person present who wasn't posterboard white with blonde hair. She thought to herself that she must be the mandatory affirmative action hiree, and obviously this workplace thought little of minorities.
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I disagree with affirmative action, I believe it is an unfair practice and that minorities shouldn't be given special treatment for something that they haven't earned.
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Proponents of affirmative action contend that the policy is an effective means of helping minority groups overcome historical injustices and socioeconomic inequalities.
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