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Ancestry/National Origin/Ethnicity

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of National Origin.  Employers may not deny equal employment opportunities to any individual or make decisions affecting a term, condition, or privilege of employment because of an individual's birthplace, ancestry, culture, linguistic characteristics common to a specific ethnic group, or accent.

National Origin discrimination occurs when someone is treated differently because of their country of birth or because of their physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics of a national origin group. This is very closely connected to and often intertwined with ancestry discrimination.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that no person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, or national origin. 

Ancestry discrimination occurs when an employee or student is treated adversely because of their country, nation, tribe, or another identifiable group of people from which a person descends.  It can also refer to common physical, cultural or linguistic characteristics of an individual's ancestors. 

Ethnicity discrimination involves treating a group or a member of that group unfavorably because of their present or past lineage and genealogy, including national origin and race/color.

If you believe you have been subjected to ancestry/national origin/ethnicity discrimination or have witnessed such discrimination, please contact the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at, or file a report online.

Ancestry/National Origin/Ethnicity Discrimination Laws:

Civil Rights and Title IX

University of Kansas Medical Center
Office of Civil Rights and Title IX
Dole Human Development Center, Suite 1082
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-6414