Today, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Pamela S. Karlan issued the following statement and resource guide to assist federal agencies, state and local governments, and recipients of federal financial assistance in addressing ongoing civil rights challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Justice is committed to working across the federal government and with those with rights and responsibilities under the law to uphold civil rights on behalf of those targeted because of their disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), or citizenship.

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