It's critical for us to share our knowledge and information with younger employees. Mentoring is not about race or gender. There's an obligation on all of us to help those coming up as we interface with them. Whether it's a letter of recommendation, sound advice or steering them to the right college, profession, etc., it's the right thing to do. Here in 2008, I try not to look at color. I can't avoid it, but it doesn't determine if I help you or not. I'll help anyone. That's how it's always been. You help everyone you can. You can't be an advocate of hate.