Don't allow discrimination to continue simply because the "discriminator" and "discriminatee" are among the same racial minority. The EEOC is warning that it's seeing more discrimination complaints between people of the same race. As a result, it plans to publish a new compliance manual on race this year. Tip: Make sure your anti-bias policy and training ban discrimination based on an employee's skin tone. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act not only makes it illegal to discriminate based on someone's race, but also on the shade of his or her skin.