Do White Men Have a Secret?

Question: From the fly-on-the-wall perspective ... What is it that no black man knows, and no white man will tell?

Luke Visconti's Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.


Question:

From the fly-on-the-wall perspective ... What is it that no black man knows, and no white man will tell?

 

Answer:

It's revealing to say that there is nothing that the white man knows and won't tell.

White men are like a cloud. "We" look like we have substance and cohesion, but it's really wispy and insubstantial. "Race" is a matter of happenstance, and when you're the majority, that happenstance looks like nothing. When you're not the majority, it looks like a conspiracy. At the end of it all, white people are like anyone else; we'll turn against each other just as easily as turn against another group.

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Luke Visconti is the founder and CEO of DiversityInc. Although the title of his column is meant to be humorous, the issues he addresses and the answers he gives to questions are serious — and based on his 18 years of experience publishing DiversityInc. Click here to send your own question to Luke.

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