We were in one of those weekend clear-the-air meetings when it was revealed that the women in the newsroom were campaigning "secretly" to get at least one woman in management.
It was both a worthy and a much-needed effort.
But there was one problem.
After this behind-the-scenes effort surfaced, the two black staffers (both women) looked at each other in astonishment and then in disgust.
One of them, shaking her head, added:
"Sounds like some silly white girl shit."