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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race with regard to hiring, promotion, discharge, wages, benefits and other aspects of employment. An employer must decide to hire you and make other employment decisions based on your merit and abilities. An employer who intentionally discriminates on the basis of race may be subject to a civil lawsuit. If you think you’ve been a victim of racial discrimination, the law requires that you exhaust all of your administrative remedies before you can bring a lawsuit against your employer. For more information about how to fight racial discrimination, contact in attorney in your area today.