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.
Presidential Executive Orders and Memoranda
Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, JANUARY 26, 2021
Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships, JANUARY 26, 2021
Memorandum on Redressing Our Nation’s and the Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies, JANUARY 26, 2021
Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, JANUARY 20, 2021
Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, JANUARY 20, 2021