We are the land of meritocracy, rugged individualism and equal opportunity.
"I never felt I didn't have equal opportunity as a woman," she says.
After the job fell through, Ghori-Ahmad filed a complaint with the equal opportunity Employment Commission.
The goal of giving all persons an equal chance to an education and employment, and to protect their civil rights, regardless of their race, religious beliefs, or gender. In the United States, various minority groups have been fighting for equal opportunity over the last 150 years. (See affirmative action, civil rights movement, equal protection of the laws, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Organization for Women, segregation, sexism, suffragist, and women's movement.)