Definitions of affirmative action
clear or firm action taken to achieve a particular aim
In the event that the Board of Directors does not take affirmative action to fill the office of Chairman of the Board, the President shall assume and perform all powers and duties given to the Chairman of the Board by these By-Laws.
policies that contribute toward greater employment opportunities for minorities, women, the disabled, and other groups affected by discrimination
He argued that affirmative action was a necessary tool for levelling a seriously unlevel playing field.