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I have an application for my daughter to participate in a qualifier for the FIRST TEE Pro-Junior. The event is at Pebble Beach and the kids get paired with Senior tour Players.

On the application there's a question about her ethnic back round Native America, Afro American, Asian ect.

Isn't one of the goals equality....treat everyone the same...regardless of their backround?

Seems like if they wanted statistics they would collect them at the event. This could have the apearence of a quota system. Food for thought? ....just jumped out at me....mabe ok for Augusta National BUT The First Tee!

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Right on Sam!

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I might be a bit off base since I'm in Australia and don't know alot about First Tee, but could be some sort of affirmative action thing too, i.e. if you are one of the backgrounds specified you'll have a better chance of getting in. I might be wrong, but it's just a thought.

 

In my experience any question like that on any form is optional, so I'd agree with all the other guys and leave it blank.

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It's your right not to answer it if you don't want to. The reason for it is to show they are treating people as equals and not discriminating, they can also use it for statistics so they can see how many people of certain backgrounds are participating.

 

Here in Northern Ireland we have obviously had problems for many years with religious differences which has led to discrimination which has brought about Equality Monitoring. All organisations / companies use these now and they basically when you apply for e.g. a job, you are given a separate anonymous form asking your religious background and your race. It's so that they can show they are compying with equality and not hiring or refusing someone because of their race or religion.

 

You shouldn't be offended.

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