Almost any decision an employer makes that is premised on an employee’s race that adversely affects the employment of an employee creates a viable cause of action for race discrimination.
Federal law (as well as many state laws) prohibits employees from being subjected to harassment because of their race (the use of racially offensive language / innuendos and graffiti). It is also illegal if an employee is terminated, demoted, not advanced within the company, or not hired because of his or her race.
Federal law extends protection to every race to prevent such unlawful practices.
It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on race or color, or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.