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PublicationsEmployment OpportunitiesCivil Rights FOIAContact the DivisionTypes Of Educational Opportunities DiscriminationThe Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section enforces several federal civil rights laws whichprohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, sex, religion, and disability in schools and institutions of higher education. Below we describe the types of cases we address. Race and/or National Origin DiscriminationThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the landmark legislation prohibiting discrimination in several areas including housing, employment, and education. The sections of the Act relating to education are Title IV, which authorizes the Attorney General to address certain equal protection violations based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion in public schools and institutions of higher education; Title VI, prohibiting

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