Definition of Bakke decision from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Bakke decision

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an important ruling made by the US Supreme Court in 1978. A white man called Allan Bakke claimed that he had been illegally refused a job because of his colour. The Court decided that the employers had acted illegally in not offering him the job, but that employers did have a right to consider somebody's race when deciding whether to give them a job.
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