One of the stupidest things I ever did in the 1970s was to help a young black guy fill out an application to be a teacher in some miserable Deep South school district looking for black applicants. He got the job.
He was a very sweet person, was actually graduating from a local college...but had fifth grade writing skills at best and had probably only gotten through college by having friendly white people do his work for him.
I thought he might be good for the kids because he was a genuinely nice person. But sadly, I think that I probably just helped perpetuate black quasi-literacy, to the great detriment of people who probably would have been smart enough to actually make it on their own if they had been taught by qualified people (of any color) and held to the same standards as people of any color.
I once helped a Black Lawyer fill out a fairly routine federal tax form. He had a degree from Yale and is now a federal judge.
The guy actually wasn’t dumb but I still thought it odd that a lawyer needed help filling out a form.