Civil Rights Act

Breakthrough Legislation Finally Protecting Jewish Students From Anti-Semitic Harassment

10/20/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that colleges and universities redress racial and ethnic discrimination, or risk losing their federal funding. Thus, if African American or Hispanic students are harassed on campus, they can complain to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which is mandated to enforce Title VI and ensure that their schools fix the problem.

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