My experience has shown me that it goes even deeper than this. I am around a good deal of ‘desirable immigrants’ through my profession. I frequently notice that their performance is superior to that of the white people above them, yet the system which is already set up to benefit white people persists. At these higher levels, where it is obvious that white mediocrity (mostly white male about 3 decades ago but now white female also) cannot compete with these brown immigrants, a great deal of effort is made to show how they will ‘help.’ Of course, once one brown person is picked, the task is over, because the goal is to maintain white supremacy.
I have asked these people how they can possibly ‘help’ others who are performing, in all arena, better than they are? How can a lower performer help a higher performer? That’s backwards.
The only task is to move that heavy, underperforming foot: that is, step aside and let these positions go to the POC actually performing better!
The defensive response always includes ‘but we’re helping you’ without any regard for how this very statement shows how they PLAN to maintain that dominance…