I saw this firsthand in my last job. One of the supervisors was an alcoholic white woman who had no idea how to interact decently with her Black female staff. She would smile in front of their faces and do things like sending them department wide birthday wishes, but when they’d question some of her decisions she’d hit back hard. She was in very good with the department heads and weaponized those relationships to taint upper management’s views of the African-American women. So when COVID layoffs hit she got rid of them all. She was a hypocritical passive aggressive monster.
Alejandro Diaz writes about culture, politics, and the workplace. His new business, D & E Management Solutions, Embraces Humanity at work https://dandems.com