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Am I being too sensitive? Interviewed for a Corporate Strategy Manager position at a F50 today and one of the ladies was a White Woman. We get through the interviews and I ask her about the culture. She then proceeded to tell me how it’s really good and even have programs to provide consulting services to NPO that serves impoverished minorities communities and my views and life experiences would definitely bring a good perspective. It honestly made me a little uncomfortable about their culture.

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Microagression tone deaf assumptions typical in f100 won't be the first or last. Get your coins play the game unplug the controller EOD and go home. This is what happens when black people keep begging for a seat at the table and they don't want us there

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I could gaslight you as is the practice in this bowl and this app in general, but you’ll get enough of that from the males here. She was suggesting that you obviously can relate to impoverished communities because you are Black.

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She didn’t suggest she assumed....she confidently assumed that you would be excited by what she was saying because you come from that. There was no doubt in her mind you are a rags to riches story.

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1. She was wrong 2. You're being too sensitive

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OP trust your instincts. There are so many people here willing to tell you not to. Please listen to your inner voice. The interviewer may be a biased ass, you’ll come in contact with additional biased asses in your professional journey. If it suits your goals, take the role and milk those cows.

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That would feel really weird to me

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She assumed that would be a differentiator that would be attractive to you. So what? I wouldn’t get too wound up over it.

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I don’t understand

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Is there any reason she would think you would care about that? Do you have a background in social services or helping impoverished communities?

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It made you feel more uncomfortable about their culture that she told you they do a lot of work in an area you would bring a valuable perspective? I guess if she just came out of her face with it I could see how it would be weird, but you asked the question which opened the door. I imagine social impact is an area that firms need to demonstrate involvement these days from a competitive standpoint. Might be a point of pride for them. It is for us.

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Probably

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Are there any black people that work in the group that you can connect with?

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