(5) Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities.
(6)(A) Economically disadvantaged individuals are those socially disadvantaged individuals whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished capital and credit opportunities as compared to others in the same business area who are not socially disadvantaged. In determining the degree of diminished credit and capital opportunities the Administration shall consider, but not be limited to, the assets and net worth of such socially disadvantaged individual.
This coverage extends only to socially and economically disadvantaged U.S. citizens, or those who have been lawfully admitted permanent U.S. residency. Individuals not mentioned in the act may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Individuals specifically mentioned include:
Hispanic Americans regardless of race, culture, or origin
Asian-Pacific Americans and Subcontinent Asian Americans
Native Americans including Native Hawaiians, Eskimos, Aleuts, and American Indians
Women are presumed to be included under the act because of social, and therefore, economic, disadvantages women encounter.
Bridge Fund donates 5,000 of its own private label T-shirts to families in 3 regions of North, Central, and South America. "This endeavor is part of our new Helping Disadvantage Women in America campaign which will launch in Boston, Costa Rica, and Ecuador", says David Roberts, Vice President of Bridge. The organization is raffling a new Lexus Hybrid at its Boston location in support of the new program.
To help support this new program called micro-apparel we are raffling a new Lexus Hybrid at its Boston location. We advertised choices however we recommend Lexus new CT that gets over forty miles a gallon. With today's economic downturn, Bridge supports programs that can help today's consumers.
Bridge hopes to raffle between two to three autos per year.
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