US Congress
United States of America

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment) or national origin.

Religious discrimination includes failing to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious practices where the accommodation does not impose undue hardship. -http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

The Facts: 19/52 general scholarships offered at the University of New Mexico are race/ethnicity-specific.
Inequalities are still at large, however have a different face. There is now a reverse discrimination in offering more opportunities to individuals of specific groups not classified as the “majority”.

Various research opportunity groups only allow “minorities” to become members, while those of the “majority” group are not invited despite their interest or need. Those classified as the “majority” (especially Caucasian males) are at an extreme disadvantage in obtaining positions and/or financial aid regardless of their personal circumstances. This creates an ongoing tension between races and needs to come to an end.

The goal of this petition is for true equal opportunity in America by (a) removing race and ethnicity from applications for jobs, colleges/universities, and financial aid, and (b) awarding positions or financial aid based solely on circumstances and merit instead of by “filling the racial gaps”.

In accomplishing the aforementioned goals, the United States of America would truly be an equal opportunity country. Individuals would be encouraged to increase their personal merit, regardless of their ethnicity or personal circumstances.

If you agree to the “Americans for true equal opportunity” goals mentioned above, please sign the petition that will be sent to Congress.

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