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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
If your employer allowed this supervisor to create a hostile work environment based on your race, they could still be sued for not stopping the problem earlier (unless they fired him at the first report). It is ALSO a violation of federal law for an employer to retaliate against an employee for exercising his rights. They can't stop you from pursuing your complaint, and they can't fire you because you reported their bad behavior. If they do, you can sue for reinstatement, back pay, and punitive damages, plus your attorney's fees.
You may want to have a local attorney reach out to your company with a letter explaining why what they're doing is illegal. If you can find someone to handle both the racism and the retaliation complaint, that would probably be easier for you. And if you win the case, your company will have to pay the lawyer for you.
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