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Some Whites have a problem with a Black Supervisor

I'm African American, and supervise an office with two other workers, who happen to be white. One worker is fine, and has no problem working under me. The other was transferred to my office after his position was eliminated. He didn't know the job, and it was necessary to train him. Now, here's the catch: even though he was transferred into my office, through a technicality, I'm not considered his supervisor. This was brought up during a meeting, and has caused nothing but problems since. BUT: Their solution was to bring up one of their own people, (white) who would train him according to the instructions I would write. This was necessary because the person sent up knew absolutely nothing of what our office did! In other words, the person was willing to do the job, as long as he didn't have to be trained by me. It's a strange situation to be in, and I've tried to find research that offers a solution to the problem, but seeing the way upper management has handled the situation so far, I'm not holding out much hope....


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