“[R]acial and ethnic disparities still exist in the labor market. People of color are more likely than Whites to work in lower-paying jobs and less likely to work in higher-paying jobs. Unlawful employment discrimination is one of the reasons for these disparities. Therefore, vigorous law enforcement, and proactive prevention of discrimination – i.e., enhanced outreach, education, and technical assistance to promote voluntary compliance – remain critical to ensuring that race and color play no part in employment decisions.”

Source: “Race & Color Discrimination.” EEOC’s Compliance Manual. 2006. https://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/race-color.html.


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