Linda Chavez is president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, based in Washington, D.C., and a FOX News Channel contributor.
She is the author of "Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation," which chronicles the story of Hispanic progress and achievement and addresses the implications of bilingual education, voting rights, immigration and affirmative action.
Many know Chavez for her syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Commentary and Reader's Digest.
In 2000, Chavez was honored by the Library of Congress as a "living legend" for her contributions to America's cultural and historical legacy.
Chavez was President George W. Bush's nominee for secretary of labor in 2001 until she withdrew her name from consideration.