White Boy Priviledge

Apple kRVM18
Sep 27 56 Comments

Do you find that managers would node there head to whatever a white man says rather than a minority?

Managers will always ask me for proof
But if a white man on my team says something, the mannequin would node his head.

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  • Roku cruella
    Only if you took the time to spell mannequin correctlt I would have believed you.

    But you didn't. Did you?
    That tells me something about you. And trust me that doesn't bode well for you.
    Sep 27 15
    • Roku cruella
      Btw curious what's the hyphen tweet
      Sep 28
    • Amazon / Eng crazy007
      @cruella - Then deal with it ... and yes, Good luck!
      Sep 28
    • New / Eng
      2Nyce

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      2Nycemore
      Poor Cruella
      Sep 30
    • Genesys / Creative
      washtub

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      washtubmore
      That’s what you focus on?!? Stupid.
      Oct 26
    • Genesys / Creative
      washtub

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      washtubmore
      You still spelled it wrong dummy.
      Oct 26
  • New / Eng wandaq
    True. I remember the look I got when I interview at FAANG as an African dude. I could sense that the recruiter didn’t think I’d make it & just faked interest. Not her fault though she did her job right. Next during interviews the interviewers mostly bald white dudes were usually shocked that this African dude could trap rain water & traverse a tree. During the behavioral I could also feel it, but my English is impeccable thanks to my parents for sending me to a good school as a child. I passed with strong hires & got my offer. I still see the surprise when I tell people that I’m a software engineer. During work I try to sound eloquent & work as hard as possible. I remember how shocked a senior manager was at my old job when he heard I was leaving to join FAANG. White boy priviledge is a thing, I know the game but I also enjoy shocking people with my brilliance.
    Sep 27 3
    • Apple kRVM18
      OP
      This is really admirable. I lost hope that hard work pays off because no one notices the amount of effort it takes and some people take all the hard work that you do for granted. Do you mind giving some advice? Obviously the world isn’t completely fair and just, and I started to lose faith.
      Sep 28
    • You're probably the coolest dude in the building too.
      Sep 28
    • New / Eng wandaq
      @kRVM18 A lot of it comes down to building trust & clearly expressing one’s idea. I take time to study a lot so before I go into any meeting I have a lot of information in my head. I also think about stuff before I say it & phrase it properly in my head. Also, there’s the good old hardwork. I wouldn’t say I work harder than the next guy but I learnt the hardway that HUMILITY DOES NOT WORK FOR MINORITIES. Most times humility makes these white people perceive you as incompetent. So I am never humble about my achievements neither am I arrogant. I take full glory for my achievements but you have to do it in a way such that you don’t sound like a pompous primate. Whenever I do something cool, I take full ownership of it I don’t do that humility shit. I think doing impressive stuff & owning the glory without being humble sends a clear strong message that is hard to miss.
      Sep 28
  • It’s very true that racism and sexism are real.

    We’ve been programmed to think that people who look a certain way or sound a certain way are more intelligent, sensible, and worthy of respect and admiration.

    White males (followed by white females) are really at the top of the food chain, but at least we’re talking about it in 2019.
    Sep 27 17
    • Thanks bro I can go to sleep now
      Sep 27
    • Roku cruella
      :). Catch u later.
      Sep 27
    • I mean we just gotta care for each other. Like all of us are homeless if anyone is homeless. You know we gotta treat each other the right way. I got love for my brothers but we can never go nowhere till we share with each other, that’s what Tupac said and where are we now? You know.
      Sep 27
    • Google / Eng
      .:

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      .:more
      I often think I've the opposite problem, I trust people of certain colors more than white men. I know I should not treat them differently just because of their colors. I've met white men who are smart and kind.
      Sep 28
    • Twilio köttbullar
      I’d say that in tech food chain at least, Asian males outrank white females. Have seen so much blatant sexism against my female eng peers. Sometime infuriatingly obvious. Bias, both the conscious and unconscious, is too real. Racism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity, religion, and even weight/personal appearance. Only someone coming from a position of blissfully ignorant privilege can deny it.
      Oct 2
  • WeWork WeDone
    OP: Racism and sexism is real, and that includes shit like this. You are a sexist/racist. Welcome to the club.

    Now go do better.
    Sep 27 5
    • Roku cruella
      R u done ? Really?
      Sep 27
    • WeWork WeDone
      Expound?
      Sep 27
    • Roku cruella
      Nothing u said. Just asking about ur username.
      Sep 27
    • Hulu BkFdS8539
      He'll soon change it to { WeWork "WeOut" } once WeWork claims "bankruptcy" 😂
      Sep 27
    • Daimler KzvC63
      They’ll change their name to Q
      Sep 28
  • Expedia Group playbbunny
    Minorities having to work twice as hard has always been a thing
    Sep 28 0
  • Amazon 3736ryej
    Jeez, friday night Blind sucks.
    Sep 27 1
    • Roku cruella
      Why r u here then. Go somewhere else that sucks less.
      Sep 27
  • Google IjTG62
    Do you realise that if that guy was black, a white guy would have complained that the manager was doing minority appeasement?

    There is a very specific reason why the manager is in more agreement with him than you - it’s called Trust.

    Instead of looking for colour, my advice will be to start working on building trust.
    Sep 28 2
    • Amazon mmmehhhh
      The trust wasn’t earned. It was given solely based on his sex and race. When minorities complain about racism this is part of the reason. The minority could prove himself and they will still trust the white guy with no evidence. Your lecture is tone deaf at best. Fucking ridiculous.
      Sep 29
    • Google IjTG62
      OP does not make it explicit. How would you know who is more experienced and trust worthy? The post in current form is trying to present a single tone of racism without facts. Maybe this what happening in team meetings as well - do it my way or you are racist.

      As a brown man, I do understand racism exists. But painting everyone as racist is not gonna solve the issue. Single tone narrative will make people tone deaf.
      Sep 29
  • When I've expressed ideas, my white PM is like "We'll consider that...".
    Then a white dude expressing the same idea after a few days, white PM is like "Yes, we can't launch without that". And I could count variations of this scenario that this happened.

    I know I've no control over how they perceive my opinion, and such-- but I'm working on how to be better at expressing the words that are fucking coming out of my mouth. (Writing a document and calling it an "initiative" works as well). But fuck... (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    Sep 28 1
    • Should’ve been like “that’s exactly what I said 3 days ago! Lol” and laugh, stand up and walk away.
      Sep 29
  • Microsoft baito
    Not a white man and never seen that happening

    But I guess if you look at everything through the glasses of victimhood, you are sure to find benign stuff
    Sep 29 0
  • Apple / Eng MrSwole
    Define minority please. There are different levels of bias depending on your race and/or country of origin. I am black and I know my $hit and not afraid to own my meetings. Plenty of racist and sexist people in tech. However, the ‘smart’ racist and sexist people will kiss your butt if they know it will make their workload easier or help them advance quicker. In the end it is a game. The prize is better compensation and more power as you reach the top.
    Oct 2 0
  • New / Eng
    xoogler420

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    xoogler420more
    no
    Sep 28 0
  • Genesys / Creative
    washtub

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    washtubmore
    FAANGs are powered by WBP.
    Oct 26 0

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