Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq. was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Programs that receive federal funds cannot distinguish among individuals on the basis of race, color, or national origin, either directly or indirectly, in the types, quantity, quality, or timeliness of program services, aids or benefits that they provide or the manner in which they provide them.
It is therefore against the law for the Town of Black Mountain to discriminate against any individual based upon his or her race, color, or national origin. The provisions of Title VI apply to current employees, to applicants for employment, and to sub-recipients and subcontractors of the Town of Black Mountain that receive federal funds. Title VI prohibits a range of behaviors, including denying service to non-English speaking persons or requiring that they provide their own interpreter to receive services. For more detailed information about Title VI and the Town’s role in compliance management, consider the following documents.