Affirmative Action Watch
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- Written by CEO Staff
Your Anti-Discrimination Hotline
In most instances, the use of preferences on the basis of race or ethnicity in education, employment, or government contracting violates federal law. This is true even in cases of "affirmative action" and "diversity" programs.
The Center for Equal Opportunity is interested in hearing about such discrimination. In many instances, we may be able to do something about it. This is especially true when the discrimination is openly stated--as is often the case, believe it or not. CEO will not serve as your attorney, but in many cases we will contact the alleged discriminator, and in other cases we may be able to help you find a lawyer.
Please reference the adjacent program types and fill the form linked to below to tell CEO about discrimination that you have witnessed.
Type A Programs
Select this if the discrimination you have witnessed is advertised or described as being open only to some racial or ethnic groups, or where it is advertised that members of certain racial or ethnic groups are preferred.
- Minority job fairs
- Minority-only or nonminority-only scholarships or financial aid
- Minority-only summer programs or internships
- Private or government (municipal, state, or federal) contract set-asides
- On-the-job training or mentoring programs open only to members of certain racial or ethnic groups.
TYPE B PROGRAMS
Select this if the discrimination you have witnessed comes about because of a desire to reach a predetermined racial or ethnic quota or goal. Describe the statement or announcement of the quota or goal, and a brief description of the discrimination that resulted from it.
TYPE C PROGRAMS
Select this if the discrimination you have witnessed involves racial preferences or quotas that you can describe but cannot be documented by a paper trail. Describe as specifically as possible the use of racial preferences or quotas that you have witnessed.