If My Manager is Also a Person of Color, Can There be Race Discrimination?
Yes. It may pose some practical problems when proving racial bias, but it is entirely possible for a person of color to discriminate against another person of color.
One example is where both are considered people of color, but are different races (i.e., Latino, Black, Native American). Another could be where both are considered "Black" but come from different countries, and have biases based on national origin.
There are also examples of discrimination within the same race. You could have a light-skinned Black manager with biases against a darker skinned Black employee. You can have overlap between race and gender discrimination, where a male or female person of color discriminates against someone of the opposite gender.
The combinations are almost endless- the bottom line is that if you feel you are being singled out or treated differently because of your race or national origin, even if the person who is treating you in this way is the same race, you should consult an employment lawyer to better understand your rights and your options in that situation.
Learn more here about discrimination in Massachusetts.
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