Center for Equal Opportunity

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The Center For Equal Opportunity (CEO) is an American conservative think tank, which focuses on three specific areas of concern: affirmative action, immigration and bilingual education.

The Chairman of the Center For Equal Opportunity is Linda Chavez, the President and General Counsel is Roger Clegg, and the Executive Director is Rudy Gersten, Chavez's son.[1]

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.

Center for Equal Opportunity
Founded 1995
Founder Linda Chavez
Type National policy think tank
Focus Colorblind Policy Analysis and Immigration Reform
Area served
United States of America
Key people
Linda Chavez, Roger Clegg, Rudy Gersten
Revenue (2015)
Expenses (2015) $532,608[2]

Focus Areas[edit]

Voting Policies[edit]

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.[3][4]

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.[5] Clegg believes that ex-felons' voting rights should not be restored automatically, but rather on a case-by-case basis.[6]

Other Issues[edit]

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.[7]

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  2. ^ a b "The Center for Equal Opportunity" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
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