But I still remember a job I had in the late 90s. There was this black kid who came in to interview for a developer job. He was a 20-something nerdy guy interviewing at a company of 20 something nerdy guys. Every single tech person that interviewed him said, "Yeah, we should hire him." Then the director came in with some, "I don't think he is a cultural fit."
I have a fucking visceral response now anytime I hear anyone talk about a "cultural fit" for a job.
I don't think I have since, or hopefully will again, see it laid out like that. Sure, I live in the south. Hell, in the bay area I heard someone casually use the word nigger a couple of weeks ago. That is just ignorance, and it usually comes from the lower levels of white society. Racism, after all, is mostly a tool to keep poor white people from getting pissed about their lot in life, as long as they have it better than someone else. But seeing someone who deserved a job get turned away because the boss didn't think he was a "cultural" fit? Yeah. That is the real fucking hardness of racism in the US today. As a straight white male, I'm not sure if I was born on second, but you know what? I got turns at bat.
- Systems Engineer, 2006 - present
- Indiana University
- Bell & Howell
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