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It could be. However, many times, employers can get away with this if they say they are "downsizing" Or eliminating a department. I suggest the only way to know for sure is to consider filing an EEOC complaint for race discrimination. See this LINK You can allow the EEOC to investigate this situation for you. If they find there is discrimination the following may happen:They will offer mediation OR
They will bring the suit to court for you OR
They will issue you a Notice of Right to Sue
If they issue you a Notice of Right to Sue, then you would need to consult with a local civil rights attorney to take your case.
One of the most common excuses used to get rid of employees is job elimination or downsizing. However, that may just be an excuse for what is really discrimination. If the company is not really eliminating the job, just changing the title and putting someone else in your former position, you may have an discrimination claim.
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