Affirmative Action 1. (scientific principle) one of Newton's Laws of motion that allows a feather to keep up with a bowling ball when they are both dropped simultaneously in a vacuum. The bowling ball should have won.
2. (legal term) the system of promoting minorities in the work place, schools and other institutions which is meaningless in a prefect where we all would be like Dr. Colbert who has attained the level of consciousness where he does not see race.