CRS supports communities across the United States and its territories as they respond to tension and conflict based on national origin. National origin-based bias is discrimination based on a person’s actual or perceived country or region of origin, ethnicity, or accent. CRS can provide support to communities experiencing national origin conflicts by:
- Assisting law enforcement professionals, community representatives, city officials, and demonstration organizers to ensure safe and lawful assembly when rallies and demonstrations are planned on national origin issues
- Bringing together administrators, staff, educators, and students to discuss perceived tensions, alleged incidents of bullying, and alleged hate crimes based on national origin in schools
- Discussing perceived inequities and alleged bias-based policing against community members of various national origins with law enforcement professionals, community leaders, and all levels of government
- Facilitating the development of policies and procedures for alleviating community tensions
Below are some recent examples of CRS's work assisting communities experiencing tension and conflict based on actual or perceived national origin. Additional case summaries may be found within CRS’s Annual Reports, located on the CRS Resource Center webpage.
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