Definition - What does Affirmative Action mean?
The term "affirmative action" refers to a process or an action of a government body or a business, where that body transfers its rights of advancements or hiring to a certain minority group. This is often done because of some past discrimination events.
Justipedia explains Affirmative Action
Affirmative action has been a major point of discussions when it comes to legal debates. Those who are against it usually consider it to be reverse discrimination against Caucasians.
In 1995, there was a major political agitation that wanted a change in federal and state laws regarding affirmative action.