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ALL STAFF MEETING FEBRUARY 17, 2010 MADISON, WISCONSIN LABOR EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTER (LETC) William A. “Bill” Franks, Jr. WHAT DISCRIMINATION IS AND IS NOT & WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AND CAN DO ABOUT IT!. Training Objectives. Define “Illegal” Discrimination.

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ALL STAFF MEETINGFEBRUARY 17, 2010MADISON, WISCONSIN LABOR EDUCATION & TRAININGCENTER (LETC)William A. “Bill” Franks, Jr.

WHAT DISCRIMINATION IS AND IS NOT & WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AND CAN DO ABOUT IT!

training objectives
Training Objectives
  • Define “Illegal” Discrimination.
  • Identify prohibited practices applicable to Financial Assistance Programs.
  • Provide a brief Overview of Civil Rights Laws.
  • Meaningful Access(ibility) – What’s That All About?
  • Language Access - What’s Required!
  • Complaint Procedures!
handouts
HANDOUTS
  • 1. Meaningful Access(ibility)
  • 2. The Civil Rights Era: The Fight for Equality Forges On, Past, Present, and Future, Honorable Bernice B. Donald (2008)
  • 3. Safe Harbor
  • 4. United States Supreme Court Disparate Impact Cases
  • 5. Equal Opportunity Is The Law Poster
  • 6. Pre-test
  • 7. Post-test Responses
what is a civil right
What is a Civil Right?

Charles Hamilton Houston

  • A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury
  • Examples of civil rights:
    • Freedom of speech, press, assembly
    • Right to vote
    • Freedom from involuntary servitude (human trafficking)
    • Right to equality in public places

“Charles Hamilton Houston is the Moses of the journey that led to Brown and beyond.” Thurgood Marshall

overview of civil rights acts from 1866 1991
Overview of Civil Rights Acts from 1866 - 1991
  • 1866 - 39th Congress Overrides Johnson’s Veto
  • 1871 - “Ku Klux Klan Act” - 42 U.S.C. Sections 1983 & 1988
  • 1875 - Addressed Discrimination in Public Facilities
  • 1957- Created the Justice Dept. & the Civil Rights Commission
  • 1960 - Expanded voting rights protections & recorded votes in federal elections
  • 1964 - Ten Titles –we’ll focus on Title VI & mention Title VII
  • 1968 - “Fair Housing Act”
  • 1991 – Affecting Employment Rights
discrimination
Discrimination
  • When the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class:
    • Race
    • Sex
    • Religion
    • Age
    • Previous condition of servitude
    • Physical limitation
    • National origin or sexual preference

Rosa Parks

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.... Under any program or activity receiving federal assistance”

42 U.S.C.: 2000d

Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

purpose of title vi
Purpose of Title VI
  • To ensure public funds are not spent in a way that encourages, subsidizes, or results in racial discrimination
  • Title VI bars intentional discrimination

President Lyndon B. Johnson signing

the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964

title vi
Title VI
  • Authorizes and directs federal agencies to enact “rules, regulations, or orders of general applicability” to achieve the statute’s objectives 42 U.S.C. 2000d.
  • Federal agency regulations prohibit:
    • “Using criteria or methods of administration that have the effect of discriminating against protected groups based on race, color or national origin.”
intentional discrimination and disparate treatment
Intentional Discriminationand Disparate Treatment

Martin Luther King Jr., Dr Spock and Reverend Rice

  • A claim which alleges that similarly situated persons are treated differently because of their:
    • Race
    • Color or
    • National origin
  • Retaliation is always investigated using the intent theory
unintentional discrimination and disparate impact
Unintentional Discrimination and Disparate Impact
  • Neutral policies or practices which disproportionately exclude or adversely affect protected classes;
    • Limited English Proficiency (LEP) complaints are generally investigated using this legal theory.
    • Investigations focus on the consequences and do not require proof of discriminatory intent.

Mention the U.S. Supreme Court Disparate Impact Cases Handout.

u s supreme court
U.S. Supreme Court

…has held that such regulations may prohibit practices having a disparate impact on protected groups, whether or not the action or practices are intentionally discriminatory.

meaningful accessibility
Meaningful Accessibility
  • Equal opportunity and Physical accessibility to all:
    • Programs, services and activities
    • Ensuring effective, accurate, and meaningful communication orally and written form
    • Sign language interpreters
  • ADA accommodations applicable to the public and private section- Title II, Section 504, 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
national origin discrimination
National Origin Discrimination

Services in Languages Other Than English

  • Title VI bars utilization of criteria and methods of administration that have:
    • “the effect of defeating or substantially impairing accomplishment of program objectives with respect to individuals of a particular race, color or national origin.”
  • Universal regulatory language incorporates a disparate impact standard into Title VI.
four factor analysis
Four Factor Analysis
  • 1.Number of LEP persons eligible or “likely to be served”
  • 2.Frequency of “contact” of LEP persons
  • 3.Nature and importance of the program, service or activity
  • 4.Resources available, including costs.
complaint process

Complaint Process

Two kinds of complaints:

PROGRAM

DISCRIMINATION

complaints

Complaints

Resolving Them

complaints1

Complaints

Applicants and participants must be given accurate and complete information on the complaint process for program and discrimination complaints. Complainants must be provided assistance in filing their complaints. Information must be posted prominently and in the languages of “major LEP groups”.

complaints2

Complaints

Program complaints involve claims that folks operating the program

failed to observe the program’s

rules and procedures

complaints3

Complaints

Discrimination may be examined from two perspectives:

DISPARATE TREATMENT

DISPARATE IMPACT

complaints4

Complaints

Disparate treatment discrimination claims assert that applicants and participants are treated differently for no other reason than race, sex, National Origin, disability or status as a participant.

complaints5

Complaints

USDOL - allows no local processing of discrimination complaints. Must be filed at the State or Federal level, at the option of the complainant

DHHS - discrimination complaint procedures allow local processing of complaints

USDA - discrimination complaint procedures allow state or federal level processing of complaints

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Complaints

Where can Complaints be filed in Wisconsin?DWD Division of Employment and Training Equal Opportunity Officer or Equal Rights Division

DCF Equal Opportunity Officer

DHS Office of Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Compliance

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Complaints

U.S. Department of Labor - Civil Rights Center

200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4123 Washington, D.C. 20210

complaints federal
Complaints - Federal
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of Civil Rights - Region V, Chicago. IL.
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division - Washington, D.C.
  • Food and Consumer Services - Civil Rights Program - U.S. Department of Agriculture - Chicago, IL.
contacts
Contacts

William Franks, Equal Opportunity Officer

DWD-Division of Employment & Training

(608) 266-6889

William.Franks@wisconsin.gov

Earnestine Moss, Equal Opportunity Officer

DCF-Division of Enterprise Solutions

(608) 266-5335

Earnestine.Moss@wisconsin.gov

David Duran, Civil Rights Compliance Officer

DHS–Office of Affirmation Action & Civil Rights Compliance

(608) 266-9372

David.Duran@wisconsin.gov

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Department of Workforce Development

Division of Employment and Training

Bureau of Program Management and Special Populations

Civil Rights Unit

201 E. Washington Ave, Room G100

P.O. Box 7972

Madison, WI 53707-7972

TTY: (608) 275-1165 (Toll Free)

Ph. (608) 266-6889