- Oct 25, 2017
Generally, the crux of the question is the same no matter how its asked.The thing is, there are so many potential permutations of that hypothetical situation that it would be impossible to anticipate them all. White privilege is real, which means that they're coming from an entirely different perspective, so it makes sense that it's difficult for them to put themselves in a black person's shoes. Hindsight is 2020. There are plenty of similar questions that could have been asked. Should they have been prepared for those too?
Yes, a candidate should be nimble enough to base their answer in empathy, and answer the question appropriately.