No one should feel denied the right to work based on superficial factors such as race and skin color. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from doing just that. Sounds good, right? Well, this may be one of the most misunderstood parts of Title VII.
Many people believe that the protections against race or color discrimination provided by Title VII are limited to race such as African American, Mexican American and Asian American, among others. However, that isn't the whole story.