Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action policies and programs are a kind of institutional response to structural inequalities. They work by opening up pathways to opportunity by taking a particular characteristic—such as race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability—into account in decisions regarding admission into a college or university or hiring decisions.  Much of AAPF's affirmative action work aims to frame affirmative action as a inequity correcting - rather than preference giving - structural intervention.  Learn More.