Staff, students, families and community members can report school-based incidents of racism to the Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Portal by simply filling out the on-line submission form: Incident Report (


To commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday, January 16, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (DOJ) share their commitment to continue Dr. King’s work by ensuring that all people and all students can learn in this nation free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

In the video, OCR’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Catherine E. Lhamon, and DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General, Kristen Clarke, outline the Departments’ work to address racial discrimination in our nation’s schools. They describe the types of cases the agencies investigate as well as examples of recent enforcement actions that highlight the Departments’ role in protecting students.

Anyone who believes that a school has discriminated against a student based on race, color, or national origin can file a complaint of discrimination with OCR at You may file a complaint with DOJ at Filing a complaint can be quick, easy, and free. You do not need a lawyer to file. OCR and DOJ are here to help.