Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
You have the right to be free from discrimination based on race and age. However, this right is sometimes difficult to establish as having been violated.
The first step is to complain to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In order to preserve your right to sue, you must have this federal agency review your situation. They can collect evidence that you can't get yourself and help to establish the base facts to support your claim against the employer. They sometimes can choose to represent you in a lawsuit themselves, but more often they try to negotiate or mediate an agreement between the employer and employee. If an agreement can't be reached, they provide you a "right to sue" letter which you can use to hire local counsel to file a federal lawsuit.
This is not a fast process, but the EEOC is the first step that you must take.