… professionals in corporate America: One of the things we’ve seen is that there’s a perception that white women have benefited the most from diversity and inclusion work, often at the expense of their professionals of color.
It’s important for white women to register this accurately: POC’s of all genders tend to feel that white women — often complaining about white men’s feet on their necks — now have no qualms about putting their heavy foot on our necks.
This will — and should — provoke a discussion about intersection: are gender and race really equal intersections? In other words, are white women or black/POC men doing better? The proof is in the pudding.
White women will have no leg to stand on in their argument about patriarchy if they are just as willing to put a racially-dominant foot on the necks of POC. It is time for white women to take note.