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Title VI and IX apply to all colleges and universities that accept federal funds, which, as a condition of accepting those funds, agree they will enforce all Federal Civil Rights laws. However, sometimes programs offered by such institutions seem to run afoul of Title VI and IX, and when that happens, a recourse is to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights. In this explainer podcast, Dr. Mark Perry, who has filed Title VI and IX complaints against hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S., joins us to discuss that process. He brings his expertise to give a window into the procedural aspects of this system, what they are, why such complaints may be valuable, and the considerations a potential complainant might want to consider.

For those who would like to learn more, independent of this podcast or RTP, Dr. Perry notes he can be reached at [email protected], or via direct message on Twitter at


  • Mark Perry, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan-Flint and Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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