Now let's take a moment to reflect. Do the exercises below and take a look at the video and the article.

Think about the scenario you just experienced and what you noticed happening.

Your responses are non-identifiable.

The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring -- makes for better businesses and a better society. 

This experience specifically touches on the notion of a "diversity hire".

"We’ve probably all come across the idea of a ‘diversity hire’ at some point – especially as organisations try to desperately diversify their ranks and be seen as inclusive. It never used to be a term I associated with myself – until I started feeling more and more like a ‘diversity hire’."