Of the Office for Civil Rights
Fiscal Year 2006
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I. TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin by recipients of federal financial assistance. The Title VI regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 100) call for OCR investigations when an individual or representative files a complaint with the agency. The regulations also call for periodic compliance reviews on issues identified by OCR. OCR staff have investigated and resolved numerous cases since Title VI’s inception, including desegregation, overrepresentation of minority students in special education classes, underrepresentation of minority students in gifted and talented classes, racial harassment, and limited English proficient (LEP)-related issues.