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- A term used by opponents of reverse discrimination to describe systems that give preference to minorities in source selection for government contracts
- The State Senate recently voted to adopt a racial spoils system whereby at least 25% of construction contracts must be awarded to minority-owned businesses.
- 2009, George F. Will, The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System, The Washington Post
- Ricci [v. DeStefano] may be the rock upon which America's racial spoils system finally founders.