quota system

quota system
1. a system, originally determined by legislation in 1921, of limiting by nationality the number of immigrants who may enter the U.S. each year.
2. a policy of limiting the number of minority group members in a business firm, school, etc.
3. any hiring or admissions policy requiring that a specified number or percentage of minority group members be hired or admitted.
[1920-25]

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quota system noun
The imposition of specified quotas by a government or other agency
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Main Entry:quota

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quota system,
any system of quotas for regulating or restricting admission to an institution, profession, country, or groups; numerus clausus: »

A quota system disregards qualifications, at best leads only to token jobs and is obviously discrimination in reverse (New York Times). The President ordered all government agencies to expunge any trace of a strict quota system for federal programs (Robert L. Canfield).


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