A qualified female student from the University of Dallas was rejected for an internship program simply because she is white, the College Fix reported Monday.
“Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the program,” the the rejection letter stated. “SEO Career targets Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates, who are underrepresented in the careers they seek.”
The internship was provided by Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, a professional development organization tied to major financial corporations such as CitiBank, IBM, and Goldman Sachs, the College Fix noted. It was advertised as a financial position under the title of “SEO Career 2021 Paid Summer Internship.”
The internship application enumerated a list of qualifications, all of which the student met, including a minimum GPA of 3.0, a declared economics major, and class status of at least sophomore. The application failed to note that whites need not apply.
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