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DOT Investigates Possible Civil Rights Violations in Alabama

Wednesday, December 16, 2015   (0 Comments)

From Stephanie Jones, Director of the Departmental Office of Civil Rights:

 

Last year, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a monumental step toward equal access and opportunity. Five decades later, we still find ourselves working to ensure this landmark Act's effectiveness. 

 

Under Title VI of the Act, discrimination in programs and activities receiving Federal assistance is prohibited, and Federal agencies are obligated to ensure that our recipients comply with the statute and that their program activities don’t discriminate.

 

And today, DOT is launching an investigation into the widespread closures and service reductions at driver’s license offices in Alabama to determine whether the State’s actions violate Title VI...

 

Learn more about this investigation on our Fast Lane blog.

 


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