Dateline: March 12, 2035.

A milestone in the effort for international peace and tolerance has been achieved today, as the Free Peoples Party of America has announced that racial and gender employment equality in America has finally reached its apex.

This morning, employment equality statistics from have reported across the sectors a 100% racial and gender equality index score. The score is calculated by the aggregate employee registration filings of businesses, non-profit organizations and numerous workforce industries. All 432 races and ethnicities officially documented in The United States have been found to be equally represented. “It’s another giant leap for the entire human race.” commented FPPA Press Secretary Joseph Richardson. The 100% index score culminates a decade-long stride toward racial equality backed by Party Chancellor Frederick Ivanov. Richardson continued:

For too long America has been living under the dark shadow of racial and gender inequality and intolerance propagated by an antiquated regulatory and judicial system. We have finally reached where we need to be, but the war is not over. The United States will continue to tirelessly pursue racial and gender employment equality for the entire world.

The roots of concern over gender and racial employment equality stem from the socio-political concepts introduced by 20th century civil rights activist W. E. B. Dubois. Some years later, Dubois’ efforts were furthered by other spokespeople passionate for the cause. The “Invisible Knapsack,” a term coined by feminist and anti-racist activist Peggy McIntosh in 1988, illustrated the idea that white males carried with them a kind of unseen set of unearned privileges that they themselves refused to acknowledge–and therefore, failed to relinquish. Such privileges acts as a major barrier to those of less-privileged races in many aspects of life. That has all changed now, thanks to the tireless efforts of those who fought to ensure work equality for all.

In efforts to avoid possible disproportions regarding racial identities and to avert racial profiling in the employment process, employers are now strictly required to hire an equal ethnic distribution of applicants, regardless of their qualifications or set of skills required to ‘earn’ the position. This is a simple procedure that helps enforce absolute fairness for all in the work environment. The market impact of the aforementioned provision has yet to produce conclusive results, according to economists.

White supremacy in America had been long revealed to be a hidden evil entrenched in the mechanisms of civil society. Slowly but surely, light had been brought upon the situation until the modern era arrived, upon which the last evils of racial and gender prejudice were swept away. Each and every day, the Party is helping to bring us closer to the moment when those of all classes, creeds, and colors can stand together hand-in-hand and bask in the radiant glow of social progress.

John Plucenik | Penn State University | @JPlucenik