Affirmative action synonyms
Part of speech:
Random or impartial in action or effect; not selective
A fair chance, as at achieving success.
The practice or policy of refraining from discrimination.
A term used to refer to the exclusion of a member of a majority class not commonly discriminated against, to compensate for the traditional discrimination against a minority member. For example, management positions traditionally filled by members of the white race would be filled by African Americans, Asians, or Hispanics to the exclusion of any white candidates, even if the latter had seniority or were better qualified by reason of education, expertise, or temperament. It has been contended that such treatment, broadly known as affirmative action, is in violation of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, as well as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Find another word for affirmative action. In this page you can discover 11 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for affirmative action, like: anti-discrimination program, equal-opportunity, even break, fair hiring practices, fair shake, fair treatment, limited choice, nondiscrimination, positive discrimination, quota system and reverse discrimination.