Stop doing these 5 things to your new black employees

I know you think it’s harmless, but it’s usually offensive

When I saw an email alert pop up from my boss, I read it with curious eyes. The subject was all about Victor*, a newspaper intern who she wanted me to mentor. I had no idea why I was chosen to be his mentor, especially considering I had only been working for this newspaper for maybe a year or so. But my boss thought I’d be “perfect” for him. I shrugged and responded, “Sure.”