“I was on a panel for interviewing a candidate for an open position. We had interviewed a number of candidates, all of whom had pros and cons. Behind closed doors one peer confided in me they "didn't like candidate [x] because they were black and they didn't have good experience with working with black people.”

At the time, I stood up against this obvious racial hate and spoke candidly about the candidate but my peer's mind was pretty set. That certainly made me feel like the culture was not inclusive of diversity. In hindsight I should have filed an HR report against my peer however, to be honest, I don't always feel like those reports are confidential or aptly addressed. Through experience of a few reports filed it appears the department works for the progress of a whole rather than of an individual, which can be belittling and discouraging.”

- Anonymous staff