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Subject: Protected group, David Ray Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Collective rights, Fair Housing Act, Mixed motive discrimination
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Protected class

In United States federal anti-discrimination law, a protected class is a characteristic of a person which cannot be targeted for discrimination.[1] The following characteristics are considered "Protected Classes" by Federal law:

Individual states can and do create other protected classes, which are protected under that state's law.

See also


  1. ^ "Civil Rights Act of 1964 – CRA – Title VII – Equal Employment Opportunities – 42 US Code Chapter 21". Retrieved 2010-06-06. 

External links

  • 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution
  • Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

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