Civil Rights

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SENDS MIXED MESSAGES ON BOSTOCK’S APPLICATION TO TRANSGENDER STUDENTS UNDER TITLE IX

SOURCE In June of this year in its Bostock v. Clayton County decision, the Supreme Court held for the first time that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination in employment also prohibits discrimination against an individual based on their sexual orientation or transgender status. Because of Title VII’s close connection to Title IX, the statute which protects […]

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Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Statement by Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric S. Dreiband In light of the Public Health Emergency concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice is issuing this statement to ensure that victims of illegal discrimination know where to turn when their civil rights are […]

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“How to File an OCR Complaint”

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NYC Human Rights Commission Forms COVID-19 Team After Anti-Asian Discrimination Skyrockets

BY SYDNEY PEREIRAAPRIL 19, 2020 4:28 P.M. • 5 COMMENTS The NYC Human Rights Commission is launching a team to respond to COVID-19 discrimination and harassment, as reports of racism against Asians surge in the city. The commission has gathered 248 reports of various incidents of harassment and discrimination related to the coronavirus since February. 105 of them—42 percent—targeted […]

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OCR 100: An Introduction to Federal Civil Rights Protections in Education

The Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) Center for Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Non-discrimination (OPEN Center) today launched a short webinar entitled “OCR 100: An Introduction to Federal Civil Rights Protections in Education.” In addition to providing a general introduction to OCR, the webinar describes the six federal civil rights laws enforced by OCR, provides examples of […]

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