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affirm

Confirm, ratify, positively acknowledge as correct. One may affirm a statement in an affidavit.Witnesses may affirm that all testimony to be given will be true and accurate.

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But for the most part, lawyers, those who are in the academy, those who are in the media - they perceive themselves to have benefited from affirmative action and they want to pass the baton along to their kids.
A second study looked at how responses to affirmative action differed when outcomes were framed in terms of how they affected whites versus blacks.
What follows are series of eloquent eulogies for the untimely demise of affirmative action by students, community leaders, professors, and alums.
If you have a majority which, deep in their hearts, think affirmative action ought to be ended, this might give them the opportunity to do it," says Washington attorney Edward Correia, who worked at the White House reviewing affirmative action programs from 1998 to 2000.
Finally, UCLA chose to pursue only a moderately sized SES preference, smaller than the one provided for blacks under race-based affirmative action.
Yuill writes from the perspective of one who believes that scholars focusing on the implementation and expansion of affirmative action programs have emphasized the civil rights movement, the presidency of Lyndon B.
Affirmative action, then, was conceived as much a policy of convenience, or of "interest convergence," as a policy of good faith, according to Derrick Bell, a visiting professor of law at New York University.
When affirmative action was banned in California in 1996, admission rates among black freshmen to the University of California at Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego plummeted.
Gay affirmative action is a [hopeful] idea, but realistically, it would be pointless," Ford argues.
Underlying the affirmative action cases is the question: to what extent should the widening scope for choice be regulated on racial grounds?
If T is making an affirmative allocation of GST exemption to part of the transfer, T is sufficiently intelligent to state therein that he or she is making an election out to the part of the transfer that exceeds the affirmative allocation.