Why are talented People of Color forced to compete with mediocre white males?

Talented women and People of Color find themselves working with or even under the mediocre Kevins of the world.

When Brenda graduated at the top of her class and as the captain of her swim team at an all-girls school in Massachusetts, she thought she was the ish. Then she went to college and majored in sociology and graduated with honors.

So, why does Brenda find herself at an Apple store, as an Apple Genius, working with the Kevins of the world? Kevin being the white male that spent one semester at college before dropping out…and is now Brenda’s boss.

“He doesn’t even know anything.” Brenda explains. “All he knows about is Apple products like that’s the only thing that’s going on in the world right now. How is that guy supposed to be my boss when I was in Malaysia? I can manage people and dynamics engendered by diverse environments.”

Sexism and white supremacy

Every single tech startup Brenda has applied to has turned her down for management positions. But hers is just one story.

DeSquarious Limitless was once at the top of his class at a prominent 87% African American high school…

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