I am of a mixed nationality. At first glance, I may appear to be a minority. I am often asked to participate on interview panels or award committees. I would like to think it’s because of my expert knowledge or because of my integrity, but really human relations feels panels and committees are fairer if they are diverse.
Personally, I would rather the best qualified people for a panel, committee or position.
I would like to earn a position because I am the best qualified person, not because an employer is trying to fill a diversity quota.
Although I believe racism exists and some things are not fair; I believe some minorities have taken advantage of this. Whining and complaining about someone else’s behavior instead of being the best they can be has led
Most of the time, I forget I’m different until someone points it out.