In the real world of business and work, the most important item for everyone involved is effort and compatability of those involved in any given project. It is distracting and counterproductive to have all the inanity of race, gender or politics divert or derail what needs to be accomplished. However, the left seems to make a concerted effort to do that very thing. They do that in the hope that their claim to be representative of "disadvantaged" persons will gain some validity. What they are really doing is creating situations that may not even have existed. I have found that the best rule to follow was articulated by MLK....to paraphrase: "Judge a person on their CHARACTER" and that's all. The rest is essentially meaningless.