Center for Equal Opportunity
Center for Equal Opportunity
Linda Chavez is Chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity. She has published opinions and columns in newspapers across the country and appears regularly on cable news. Chavez is the author of the three books: Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation, An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal, and Betrayal: How Union Bosses Shake Down Their Members and Corrupt American Politics. She has been honored by the Library of Congress as a “Living Legend” and as nominee for Secretary of Labor by President George W. Bush.
Chavez has held many appointed positions and has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards. Among her appointed positions has been Chairman, National Commission on Migrant Education (1988-1992); White House Director of Public Liaison (1985); Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1983-1985); and member of the Administrative Conference of the United States (1984-1986). Chavez was also the Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Maryland in 1986 and was elected by the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission to serve a four-year term as U.S. Expert to the U.N. Sub-commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.
Chavez earned her BA from the University of Colorado.
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Deep Dive Episode 216 – Title VI, College Admissions, and Public Opinion
Althea Nagai and Theodore Johnson joined Linda Chavez to discuss new research on public opinion regarding the use of race in college admissions.Listen to this podcast
Title VI, College Admissions, and Public Opinion
Althea Nagai and Theodore Johnson joined Linda Chavez to discuss new research on public opinion regarding the use of race in college admissions.Watch this video
Deep Dive Episode 186 – Teaching About Race in the Curriculum
This episode features a panel discussion on the current debates over how best to teach American history.Listen to this podcast
Explainer Episode 24 – The Future of Title IX Implementation
Edward E. Bartlett and Linda Chavez join the podcast to discuss the future of Title IX implementation under the Biden administration.Listen to this podcast
Deep Dive Episode 125 – The New Title IX Rules
This live podcast discusses and analyzes what new Title IX rulemaking means for students, schools, potential legal challenges, and future administrations.Listen to this podcast
Deep Dive Episode 91 – The Expected New Title IX Rules
Deep Dive Episode 71 – Accounting for Race 101: Virginia Universities and Racial Preferences
This episode features audio from a September 10 panel that explored the implications of a study by the Center for Equal Opportunity that examines how five Virginia public universities preference certain applicants based on race.Listen to this podcast
Accounting for Race 101: Virginia Universities and Racial Preferences
On September 10, 2019, The Federalist Society hosted a luncheon co-sponsored with the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO). CEO released and presented a new study and report entitled “Race and Ethnicity in Undergraduate Admissions at Five Virginia Universities,” which examined how admissions programs at five Virginia public universities (University of Virginia, College of William & Mary, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, and George Mason University) preference certain applicants based on race. The results of the study and its implications for the broader academic discussion of racial preferences in college admissions were discussed by the panelists.Watch this video
Are U.S. Colleges and Universities Barring Asian Applicants Based on their Race?
The Regulatory Transparency Project and the Center for Equal Opportunity co-sponsored a discussion on the admissions practices at elite colleges as they affect Asian American applicants.
Linda Chavez and her CEO colleagues presented and released a new study and report entitled “‘Too Many Asian Americans?’ Affirmative Discrimination in Elite College Admissions.” The CEO study illustrates that while Caltech admissions decisions are race-blind, its elite sister institutions Harvard University and MIT have established “ceilings”—or a limit—on Asian American acceptances. In addition to addressing the direct ramifications of their study’s findings, event panelists also discussed the unintended consequences of these admissions practices, whether current regulations are adequate to address issues of racial discrimination in college admissions, and what additional role government or civil society may play in redressing racially discriminatory admissions practices.Watch this video