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CEO welcomes new Senior Fellow Terry Eastland


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday September 5, 2017 
CONTACT:    Roger Clegg (703) 442-0066

CEO welcomes new Senior Fellow Terry Eastland 

(Falls Church, VA) The Center for Equal Opportunity today welcomed aboard Terry Eastland as a Senior Fellow. Eastland is an accomplished journalist who was editor of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va., before working in the Reagan administration as a speechwriter for Attorney General William French Smith and as director of public affairs for Attorney General Edwin Meese.

Eastland was later a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the editor of Forbes MediaCritic. In 2001, he became publisher of The Weekly Standard and, in 2013, an executive editor. He is now a contributing editor at the magazine.  Eastland has published seven books, including two on race preferences, Counting by Race (1979) and Ending Affirmative Action (1996). "The Center has done exceptional work on matters involving race and ethnicity,” said Eastland, "and I look forward to contributing to its efforts in behalf of equal protection under the law."

CEO president and general counsel Roger Clegg recalled his work with Eastland during their days together in the Reagan Justice Department: "Terry is an expert on the media, a skilled editor, and a brilliant writer." CEO chairman and founder Linda Chavez said, "Eastland's writing on affirmative action has been among the most incisive and compelling on the issue over the years and will add depth to CEO's work in this arena."

The Center for Equal Opportunity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization that studies issues relating to race and ethnicity nationwide.    



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