Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of
race, color or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial
assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that “no person in the United States shall,
on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in,
be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program
or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” (42 U.S.C. Section 20000d).