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affirmative

1. Logic
a. (of a categorial proposition) affirming the satisfaction by the subject of the predicate, as in all birds have feathers; some men are married
b. not containing negation
2. Logic an affirmative proposition
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Yuill writes from the perspective of one who believes that scholars focusing on the implementation and expansion of affirmative action programs have emphasized the civil rights movement, the presidency of Lyndon B.
In an ironic twist of fate, all of the 2008 leading presidential contenders can, in some way or another, represent affirmative action's greatest beneficiaries.
The voters have said that we're ending the era of race preference in the state of Michigan," says Doug Tietz, campaign manager for the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a group backed by conservative African American businessman Ward Connerly's American Civil Bights Institute, which was successful in getting California to adopt the affirmative action ban.
CRITICS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FALL INTO two major camps: those who focus almost exclusively on what they're against (racial preferences), and those who know not only what they oppose, but also what they support.
All Civil Rights laws, Affirmative Action programs, and multicultural curricula together have not relieved this tragedy.
The whole notion of what constitutes merit in the educational system is being reevaluated as a result of affirmative action," says Alger.
One of the first affirmative action programs initiated under President George Washington came about when Alexander Hamilton, his secretary of the treasury, decided to redeem all revolutionary war debt at face value.
Arcuri then urged the Temporary Commission to work with the RASC contractors during development of the contract process and bypass the need for affirmative action provisions in The Sportsplex legislation.
An FSR of B (Fair) and ICRs of "bb+" have been assigned to the following members of Affirmative Insurance Group:
Loury berates the historians Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom for their belief that affirmative action programs in the United States only reinforce the racial differences that wise social policy should seek to eliminate.
Photo: (color) After saying he supports affirmative action, Joseph L ieberman won a pledge of support - and an embrace - Tuesday from Rep.
Our first response to this in 1989 was to add language to our proposed modification of the Civil Rights Act severely limiting affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation.