Just so we're clear on her background...
When I look back, I have to laugh at my failed attempts to be hired as a diversity writer.
Sour grapes? Perhaps, a little. But the process confirmed my suspicions about the dehumanizing aspects of affirmative action. Even if I had gotten hired, would it have been OK for somebody to inquire about the color of my father's skin in an interview for a sitcom, or to point out the ratio of white blood to black blood coursing through my veins?
As diverse as I am, I couldn't seem to make myself over as a diversity candidate. I couldn't be the stereotype they wanted.
Worth reading. Personally, this is the sort of thing that I tend to back away from because as a white male (undeniably, objectively a member most definitely of a privileged class), I tend to feel that I'm not in a position to weigh in on questions like this. That said, I would note that affirmative action initiatives often are put together by people just like me.