I had an illiterate AA as a supervisor at a state agency for a few years. The guy turned off spell check and never could grasp cut and paste and this was a technical job.
He was a puppet of the tech manager upstairs and it was so sad in a way. The other puppet was a loud mouth 55 year old redneck ass-kisser/informer.
I run into so many since I am reduced to contractor jobs (which I like better in some respects) that have absolutely no clue and are always back for project after project. One (somehow) managed to shut down a supersized financial callcenter including voice, data, and apparently main power too. The PM would never tell me exactly what he did but all he would say was the action was a common sense one and the guy had no sense.
He tried to get rid of him but the guy stayed on for whatever else there was for a few weeks but was told he was stuck. Glad I wasn’t there.
Out of perhaps 200 IT people on 3 continents, the company had one black cat, he graduated from IT Operations when there were still IT operations, he handled backups and restores, and he dressed in purple suits, and such, real nice cool dude, fantastic guy, but not the modern assimilated black with an MBA. He was laid off. No African-Americans in the department. So they hired this monkey, who, paradoxically, wore dreadlocks, but spoke, or rather whispered the proper English of the Good Negroes like Obama, showed no leadership qualities whatsoever, was skilled enough as a Java programmer, and they promoted him almost immediately, his underlings all over 50 and over 20 years older than him, the kind that would be insecure in their jobs to complain about him. But he was, I must say, OK, non-confrontational, unlike his boss, there was no reason to dislike him, even if there was no reason to love him.