Tuesday, March 18, 2014

affirmative action: afirmación positiva (Col)

Acción afirmativa does get used in Colombia, but afirmación positiva is much more common.  It has much higher googlage along with the word Colombia - though I wonder if some of that is people talking about saying nice things to yourself (ie, positive affirmations), but it IS the term that government agencies use for what we would call affirmative action in the US. I think in other countries discriminación positiva might be the more commonly used term.  Thoughts?


atenea said...

En México "acción afirmativa" y "discriminación positiva". Me temo que "afirmación positiva" solo remitiría a los libros de "autoayuda". Saludos.

Sara Koopman said...

word from another colleague is that in Venezuela the official term is discriminación positiva