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Equal Opportunity- Workforce Investment Act

Understanding and Abiding by Title VI Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964


United States Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section

View the Understanding and Abiding by Title VI Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 video 

Duplication of this video is permitted and encouraged.  Include the “Update Since Issuance of Original DVD” whenever this video is shown.

Update Since Issuance of original DVD:

In the discussion of access for limited English proficient individuals, a four-factor analysis is discussed.  The fourth factor analysis is discussed.  The fourth factor has been revised and is now: “resources, including costs”.

In a 2001 case, Alexander v. Sandoval, the Supreme Court held that individuals can only sue in court to enforce Title VI claims of intentional discrimination; they cannot sue for disparate impact.  The voiceover in the vignette involving Mr. Burly says that he may file a private lawsuit in court, which is still true since the allegation is of intentional discrimination.  However, it is important to recognize the Sandoval restrictions and to note that although courts will no longer accept Title VI disparate claims, individuals can still file such claims with the federal agency that provides federal financial assistance to the entity accused of discrimination.