Your Rights Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (NUREG/BR-0457)

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Date Published: September 2009

Office of Small Business and Civil Rights
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001


Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the Federal law that protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of their race, color, or national origin in programs that receive Federal financial assistance. Toward that end, this brochure answers the following related questions:

  • What programs are covered by Title VI?
  • What discrimination is prohibited by Title VI?
  • How can I file a discrimination complaint?
  • What will the Federal agency do with my complaint?
  • What is the Department of Justice's role?
  • What if the recipient retaliates against me for asserting my rights or filing a complaint?

For related information, see Civil Rights and Outreach Coordination and Compliance Program.

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