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    #1

    police of affirmative action

    hi,
    I have just heard this expression on the TV news and I wonder what it means, please.
    thanks.


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    Re: police of affirmative action

    It is incomplete or misheard.

    I suggest it is policy [or policies] of affirmative action.

    A "policy of affirmative action" is one aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group [women/children/old people/minority groups] with the aim of making them less disadvantaged.

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    Re: police of affirmative action

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It is incomplete or misheard.

    I suggest it is policy [or policies] of affirmative action.

    A "policy of affirmative action" is one aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group [women/children/old people/minority groups] with the aim of making them less disadvantaged.
    of course it's "policy". my mistake!
    I thought it was the opposite, I mean, I thought it was a racist policy, not an anti-racist one.
    thanks a lot.

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