A reference? No thanks

Recently I applied for a government position in diversity, inclusion and equity. I know I’m likely the only Black person who applied with my qualifications. I got the interview and they said I did great. I also know they have a good equity hiring policy.
After the interview I finally was called back and told I didn’t get the position. I found out there were 4 positions across the province and all of them were filled internally, all by white people.
I questioned them on their policy and how they could have done this. They told me that if I needed it for another job, they could give me a good reference!

 

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