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Affirmative Action

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Affirmative Action.

Background Information

Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia defines affirmative action as "a set of public policy initiatives designed to help rectify past, and prevent future, discriminatory practices." Use the following sources to learn more about relevant legislation, policies, and landmark affirmative action cases.