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Combating Post-9/11 Discriminatory Backlash

Your Rights and What You Can Do to Prevent or Respond to Discrimination

Follow the links to federal pages below to learn more about your rights to be free from discrimination and ways that you can help prevent or address discrimination in different areas of life.

General Information
Discrimination in Air Travel Discrimination in Schools, Colleges, and Universities
Discrimination in the Workplace General Information about Illegal Discrimination

General Information:

Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination Brochure (Department of Justice)

Air Travel:

Information for air travelers:

FAA Office of Civil Rights

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the Air Travel of People Who Are Or May Appear to Be of Arab, Middle Eastern or South Asian Descent and/or Muslim or Sikh (Department of Transportation)

Carrying Out Transportation Inspection and Safety Responsibilities in a Nondiscriminatory Manner (Department of Transportation)

Steps Taken to Ensure New Security Requirements Preserve and Respect the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities (Department of Transportation)

DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program

Airport Screening Procedures

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Schools, Colleges, and Universities:

Information for school, college, and university officials:

Twenty Plus Things Schools Can Do to Respond to or Prevent Hate Incidents Against Arab-Americans, Muslims, and Sikhs (Department of Justice)

Developing Policies of Nondiscrimination (Department of Education)

Information for students and parents:

Know Your Rights (Department of Education)

Race and National Origin Discrimination (Department of Education)

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The Workplace:

Information for employers:

Questions and Answers about Employer Responsibilities Concerning the Employment of Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, and Sikhs (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Informational Brochures (Department of Justice)

Information on Rights and Responsibilities (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Facts About National Origin Discrimination (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Facts About Race/Color Discrimination (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Facts About Religious Discrimination (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Information for Small Employers (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Information for workers:

Questions and Answers about the Workplace Rights of Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, and Sikhs under the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Informational Brochures (Department of Justice)

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Questions and Answers (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

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General Information Office of the Assistant Attorney General
 
Leadership
Jocelyn Samuels
Acting Assistant Attorney General
Contact
Civil Rights Division
(202) 514-4609
Telephone Device for the Deaf (TTY) (202) 514-0716
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