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For any POC creatives, have you ever had to explain to a recruiter why you're considered a diversity candidate? This was the first time I felt like I had to prove my diversity/minority background.

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Shouldnt have to explain anything. That violates a ton of laws. Did they ask?

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Ew. No. If they wanna hire more POC or women or men or whoever, it’s on them to hire that candidate. It’s not on you to prove what you are. Honestly, no one’s ever said to me “you’re a diversity candidate” anyway. That’d be a shitty way to introduce us “diverse” candidates to the company - telling us we’re specifically there for skin color.

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They probably want to know more than what they can see other than race. Sexuality perhaps. It’s illegal though.

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I would be shocked if that isn’t a toxic workplace. They should want you because you’re a talented creative who also happens to be a POC, rather an a POC who happens to be a creative. I would run.

Are you white-passing? I think it’s weird and possibly illegal of them to make any assumptions about your background but I’m wondering if that’s why. I’ve never had to but I am also very visibly a POC

What’s a POC?

A POC is a person of color. If you’re asking for the definition, that’s what I got.

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