How do we deal with them, JK?
Traditionally the Captain was "Master under God", and responsible for everything and everybody on board, the Officers and Crew signed "Articles of Agreement" which were basically a contract between the Captain and the rest of the crew. Only the Captain had a direct relationship with the owners and managers.
Nowadays, although everyone has a contract of employment with the owners or managers of the ship, there is no line of communication between the shore management and the Officers and crew. The Captain and Chief Engineer deal with the Technical Superintendents but they aren't interested in Personnel problems, and are increasingly only interested in meeting the financial targets set for them by the "Bean Counters".
Even as Chief Engineer I have found it difficult to raise concerns about the Technical ability of some of the Engineers and Electricians I have had on board and I have have sailed "Back to Back" with a Russian Chief Engineer that reduced his Second Engineers to tears on a daily basis. The second Engineer was not a "Snowflake" but a 50 year Old Polish guy with a lifetime at Sea.
HR Departments don't want to deal with problems like that, and it is left to the Ships Officers to try and deal with it, but we don't have the powers to sack anyone. HR assume that Racism will only exist between the Brits and "Foreigners" and completely fail to understand the deep hatred between the Eastern European Countries and the Russians, between Africans and Asians, Arabs and Jews etc etc.
It is always better to ask a stupid question than to do a stupid thing.