I could have cried when I read this question because I thought it was just my imagination that many whites feel the need to control all aspects of life and not accept the contributions of others. I cannot help but notice that they are happier when they are in control.
Now, at least, I can recognize it for what it is. On the job, management can benefit from this, as it motivates competition, but it does nothing for team-building and relationship-building. It can also reduce creativity and breed resentment. Then, of course, the black person is labeled a trouble-maker.