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National Origin Discrimination

National origin discrimination is discrimination based on the country from which an individual (or his or her ancestors) comes, or his or her accent, customs, or native language. These factors are also collectively referred to as an individual's ethnicity. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in education, public accommodations, receipt of federal funds, and employment by employers with 15 or more employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, and national origin. The legislative history of the Civil Rights Act indicates that it was enacted primarily to address racial discrimination, but discrimination on the basis of national origin or ethnicity has become an increasingly important part of the law and is used with increasing frequency.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which ...

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