Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth

Explore Juneteenth, the struggle for African American civil rights, and the work of New Yorkers today to eliminate bias.
Overview

New York has the proud distinction of being the first state in the nation to enact a Human Rights Law, which affords every citizen “an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life.”  The New York State Division of Human Rights was created to enforce this important law. The mission of the agency is to ensure that " every individual . . . has an equal opportunity to participate fully in the economic, cultural and intellectual life of the State." 

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Under the Human Rights Law in New York, every citizen has an “equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life.” If someone feels they have been discriminated against they can file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights. Once a complaint is filed, the Division of Human Rights will investigate and may present the case in a public hearing.

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