In the fall after OCI/Interview programs had ended, a group of us were having dinner and talking about the process. A white male told us about a BIPOC female who told him that interviewing with all white male interviewers made her feel uncomfortable. This white male student said he didn’t think that was a reason to feel uncomfortable and made it sound like it was an excuse for not getting a job. Another white male agreed saying he didn’t think that was a reason to be uncomfortable.
I and another person tried to explain to the two white males that this was a reason to feel uncomfortable. But they couldn’t understand why being in a room where no one looks like you would make someone feel this way.