affirmative   action.A   set   of   actions   designed   to   eliminate   existing   and   continuing

discrimination,  to  remedy  lingering  effects  of  past  discrimination,  and  to  create  systems  and

procedures to prevent future discrimination. See reverse discrimination under DISCRIMINATION.

[Cases: Civil Rights    1033(3), 1236. C.J.S. Civil Rights §§ 18, 20, 23–24, 64–65.] [Blacks Law 8th]