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Implications of Affirmative Action

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What is the significance of Affirmative Action for women and other minorities? Include both positive and negative aspects.

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1. What is the significance of Affirmative Action for women and other minorities? Include both positive and negative aspects.

"Affirmative action" means positive steps taken to increase the representation of women and minorities in areas of employment, education, and business from which they have been historically excluded. When those steps involve preferential selection -- selection on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity -- affirmative action generates intense controversy.

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Describes the significance of Affirmative Action for women and other minorities, including both positive and negative aspects. Supplemented with an article on Affirmative Action ofr further expansion.

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