Affirmative action

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Affirmative action (known as positive discrimination in the United Kingdom) is a policy where members of minority groups are given preference over members of more common or bigger groups. T[1]his is usually done to try to obtain some equality or balance. Positive discrimination is illegal in many countries.

It is most often found in education, employment and welfare.

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  1. "Affirmative Action". Stanford University. Retrieved 2012-04-06.