Center for Equal Opportunity
Under Chavez's leadership, the Center for Equal Opportunity has released dozens of studies documenting the extent to which race is a factor in college admissions at over 60 colleges and universities.
|Type||National policy think tank|
|Key people||Linda Chavez, Roger Clegg, Rudy Gersten|
|Area served||United States of America|
|Focus(es)||Colorblind Policy Analysis and Immigration Reform|
|Motto||E pluribus unum|
Immigration and Assimilation
Due to the near-record levels of immigration into the United States, the CEO believes it is vital to properly assimilate these people into the culture of the U.S. They believe the understanding of American history, respect for the law, and the acquisition of the English language to be the most important steps towards assimilation.
The CEO supports what it describes as "colorblind public policies," including the elimination or curtailment of existing racial preference and affirmative action programs, the replacement of bilingual and ESL programs with English immersion, and the adoption of policies that both welcome increased immigration while calling for the assimilation of new immigrants to the United States.
CEO also conducts studies and assist projects that aim at curtailing preferential treatment of minorities or non-minorities in college admissions. As well as racial and ethnic preferences in grades k-12.
The CEO is proactive in the laws governing redistricting policies. They see redistricting sections to help a candidate win, whether minority or a majority member, as immoral. They have assembled resources to aid those interested in monitoring the process, and has a list of organisations that specialize in these issues.
They also take an active stance in concern to the voting rights of rehabilitated felons. They believe the right to vote should be reinstated after the fulfillment of the sentence, under the condition they go through a process of review. Clegg believes that ex-felons' voting rights should not be restored automatically, but rather on a case-by-case basis.
The Center also focuses on other issues related to race and ethnicity. Some recent issues that have come to light include the continual usage of desegregation policies that are 50 years old and hinder school effectiveness, usage of disparate impact laws that damage neutral policies and practices, and the issue of reparations for those that have been discriminated against.
- John M. Olin Foundation
- Gerald A. Reynolds
- Abigail Thernstrom
- John J. Miller
- Equality of opportunity