I am not talking about ideals at all. I am saying that the very nature of free market capitalism works to make arbitrary discrimination undesirable. No outside force needs to be exerted.
Ok,I see your point.So my question becomes:Was or was not this country operating under the rules of free market capitalism back in say,1930,when there were all sorts of barriers,both from unions and businesses,that excluded blacks from certain types of jobs?
I would say,”no”,under the defintion you give.