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Examples of Possible Discrimination in Public Services

Potential Discrimination Examples

  • City inspectors punish people of color more severely for city code violations than they do for white people.
  • A county healthcare service does not provide a language interpreter for someone with limited English speaking ability, even though that person repeatedly asked for an interpreter.
  • A person is the target of racial profiling. Racial profiling happens when police use race, color and/or national origin as the only reason to suspect a person has done something illegal.
  • Police arrest a deaf man and refuse to provide an interpreter to allow him to communicate with them.
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