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affirmative action
used in Outliers

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Definition
policies designed to create a more egalitarian society by providing advantages to groups that previously suffered discrimination
  • This is one reason that affirmative action programs are so controversial.
    Chapter 3 (72% in)
  • The University of Michigan law school, like many elite US educational institutions, uses a policy of affirmative action when it comes to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds.
    Chapter 3 (67% in)
  • In fact, an attack on the University of Michigan's affirmative action program recently went all the way to the US Supreme Court.
    Chapter 3 (72% in)
  • It's also the second reason Michigan Law School couldn't find a difference between its affirmative action graduates and the rest of its alumni.
    Chapter 3 (91% in)

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