Government helps protect discrimination against national origin
May 24, 2011 · Print This Article
The Civil Rights Division has a newly updated brochure, Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination. The brochure describes statutory protections against discrimination that are enforced by the Civil Rights Division and provides contact information where any person may call to inquire confidentially about these issues.
The Civil Rights Division enforces statutes that provide protections against national origin discrimination in the following areas:
- Public Accommodations
- Law Enforcement/Police Misconduct
- Voting, and
- Federally-Assisted Programs
The brochures are available in 17 Languages:
Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natorigin2.pdf> (pdf)
Protecciones Federales Contra la Discriminación por Origen Nacional<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg_spanish.pdf> (pdf)
The National Origin Discrimination Brochure is also available in the following languages in PDF:
Arabic<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-ar.pdf> Cambodian<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-camb.pdf> Chinese<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-ch.pdf> Farsi<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-farsi.pdf> French<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-fr.pdf> Haitian Creole<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-cre.pdf> Hmong<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-hmong.pdf> Hindi<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-hindi.pdf> Korean<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-kor.pdf> Laotian<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-lao.pdf> Punjabi<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-punjabi2.pdf> Russian<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-rus.pdf> Tagalog<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-tag.pdf> Urdu<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-urdu.pdf> Vietnamese<http://www.justice.gov/crt/publications/natlorg-viet.pdf>
The Civil Rights Division also has qualified interpreters as well as bilingual personnel available to assist callers.
We hope to distribute these brochures far and wide, so please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may have questions about or benefit from federal protections against national origin discrimination. We would also appreciate your forwarding this email to community leaders who may help us reach any individuals who may be victims of such discrimination. Upon request, we can also mail copies of our brochures to community service centers and other service providers, or other places where they would reach victims of national origin discrimination. We would appreciate your assistance in getting this information to the communities that you serve so that they know about existing federal protections against discrimination, and where to call to report complaints of discrimination.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need any further information. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance with our outreach efforts.