Disparate Impact Discussion and Resources

Adversity.Net, Inc. - For Victims of Reverse Discrimination

          A "disparate impact" allegedly occurs when certain, federally-protected races (non-white) perform more poorly on any test, academic measure, or job criterion than non-protected whites.  Any situation where non-protected whites score better than protected minorities is defined by Clinton's Justice Dept. and Education Dept. as illegal racial discrimination.  Under this definition, no proof of actual racial discrimination is required, no proof of intent to discriminate is required, and no evidence of institutional or organizational racism or bigotry is required.
Disparate
Index:
Site Index / Menu.
Bottom

Disparate Impact:
Examples and Discussion Points
Be sure to also see Disparate Impact INDEX at the bottom of this page.
See also Additional Links at the bottom of this page.

Back:
BACK:  ALL the News Index
ALL
the
News
Index

 

Discriminatory Activity or Situation: Disparate Impact:
Catholic seminary which trains only Catholic priests. Disparate impact on Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants, Methodists, Lutherans, Baptists, and occasionally on Episcopalians.
National Basketball Association accepts disproportionate number of blacks far in excess of their ratio in the general population. Disparate impact on white guys, whether they can jump or not.
Smoke-free office buildings and restaurants. Disparate impact on smokers.
Federal government requires contractors to list the races of all employees and subcontractors. Disparate impact on individuals who don't think that race or skin color should make any difference.
Sickle cell anemia. Disparate impact on blacks.
Inability to read at the 6th grade level, do basic math, or write simple declarative sentences. Disparate impact on poorly educated people.
Employment tests which measure reading, writing and basic math skills. Disparate impact on poorly educated people.
Banks require that you have a "good credit rating" before lending you money. Disparate impact on people with bad credit, or on people with a history of not paying their bills.
Car insurance companies charge higher premiums in areas where there is a higher degree of damage to cars. Disparate impact on residents of Washington, DC.
"Domestic partners" legislation granting spousal insurance benefits to gay and lesbian couples. Disparate impact on heterosexual couples who are not married.
Health rationing companies (formerly known as insurance companies) charge higher premiums to older individuals. Disparate impact on older individuals.  A.k.a., age discrimination.
Health rationing companies charge higher premiums to sick people. Disparate impact on sick people.
Federal laws requiring employers to hire the right number of minorities, based on the federal racial profile of their industry and their area. Disparate impact on qualified white workers.

Disparate impact on the employer.

Nappy hair. Disparate impact on hair dressers.
Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Kweisi No Fumar, Por Favor Disparate impact on whites.
Liver disease. Disparate impact on users of certain, popular over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain medications. 
Airline deregulation. Disparate impact on air travelers.
Republican National Convention nominates only Republicans for President. Disparate impact on Democrats, Libertarians, and Jesse Ventura.
Democratic National Convention nominates only Democrats for President. Disparate impact on Republicans, Libertarians, and Jesse Ventura.
Attorney General Janet Reno. Disparate impact on Branch Davidians.
Al Gore. Huh?
Brain disease. Disparate impact on Bill Clinton.
Monica Lewinsky. Disparate impact on Bill Clinton.
Linda Tripp. Disparate impact on Bill Clinton.
Kenneth Starr. Disparate impact on Bill Clinton.
Hillary Clinton. Disparate impact on New York State.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Disparate impact on drinkers.
Jails and prisons. Disparate impact on criminals.

Additional Resources and Links in Cureton v. NCAA:

March 8, 1999 Opinion and Order Invalidating NCAA's Initial-Eligibility Requirements (Adversity.Net local page, this site.)

December 22, 1999 Third Circuit Opinion and Order reversing the District Court

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, docket listings regarding Cureton

Marquette University School of Law, National Sports Law Institute, Synopsis of Cureton case

Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice ("TLPJ," plaintiffs' counsel) Press Releases


END of Disparate Impact Main Page.



Use your browser's BACK button to return. Or, select another Disparate Impact:

MAIN Disparate Impact Page

Cureton v. NCAA Academic Standards:
Background
News Stories, Analysis:
NCAA and Disparate Impact
Legal:  Complete Text of Judge's initial order against NCAA's academic standards Related:  Racial Assault on Educational Testing

Main Site Index:

Top:
Go to Top of Page
MAIN NEWS
Index

by category
DONATE
Contributions are tax-deductible
HORROR
STORIES

and case studies
TERMS
and Definitions
SEARCH
Site
LEGAL HELP
Firms and Resources
LINKS MESSAGE
Board
GO:  Home Page
Home
Page Index
URL's and page names for site
Favorite
EDITORIALS

National opinion
DIRTY RACIAL
POLITICS

How Quotas are Enforced
EDITOR'S DESK
What's Hot!
RACIAL
PROFILING

D.O.J. Requires It!
EDUCATIONAL
TESTING

News Analysis
CENSUS 2000
Racism
ABOUT US

Copyright 2002 Adversity.Net, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational organization.  For problems or questions regarding this web contact editor@adversity.net    Last updated: June 18, 2000.

Go to Adversity.Net Home Page

*  We use the term reverse discrimination reluctantly and only because it is so widely understood.  In our opinion there really is only one kind of discrimination.