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INCOMPLETE American Government and Politics Today, Chapter 5: Civil Rights

affirmative action

A policy in educational admissions or job hiring that gives special attention or compensatory treatment to traditionally disadvanteaged groups in an effort to overcome present effects of past discrimination.

civil law

The law regulating conduct between private persons over non criminal matters.

civil rights

Generally, all rights rooted in the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law.

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