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Filing Civil Rights Claims

Civil rights protections have come a long way since the nation's founding more than 200 years ago, when slavery thrived and women and people with disabilities were denied access to the most basic public amenities. But laws only matter when they're enforced; and with respect to civil rights violations, it is up to aggrieved parties to assert their civil rights. This section provides both basic and in-depth information about filing discrimination and other civil rights claims; the importance of filing your claim with the government before initiating a lawsuit; the government's role in enforcing civil rights laws; and related information.
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