Look around you. Chances are HIGH all your bosses look the same, talk the same, and act the same. If you so happen not to look like your boss, then you might be limited in your upward mobility. We all know people tend to favor those who are more similar to themselves.
My dentist is a Black woman. I’ve been going to her for over 10 years now because she’s amazing. She bought out my old dentist’s practice (a White man), and I just stuck with her. She also has one of the most decorated resumes I’ve ever seen, having graduated from Harvard, UCSF, and Stanford. I feel my gums and teeth are in good hands.
One day, she decided to put up a picture wall to celebrate her 16 employees. All of them were women and only one was White. Coincidence? Obviously not. She feels more comfortable working with women and people of color. It’s her practice. She can hire whomever she wishes!
So long as I get the best dental care possible, that’s all that matters. But if I have a bad experience, I rationally might start seeking alternatives. From the diversity and size of her clientele, I don’t think they care about the homogeneity of her staff either. My dentist is doing extremely well.