Race discrimination is the act of treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because the individual is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race. Color discrimination is the act of treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because of skin color complexion. Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same race or color.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race and color among other things. It is unlawful