Roger L. Simon

Has Affirmative Action Become Reactionary?

I’m not sure, but an argument obviously can be made. This post by PowerLine’s Deacon reminded me of that possibility, although I make an effort to link to women and people of color when I think about it. But unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I don’t think about it much. I’m almost always focused on the interest of the post itself, its subject matter, viewpoint and style. But then when I discover it is by a woman or a minority I think good. It’s an ex post facto thing, except where foreign blogs are concerned, because I deliberately seek out and link foreign blogs for their unique access to information. Is that affirmative action? I guess, of a sort.

Apropos: Gerard Van Der Leun linked to Mark Bowen aka “Cobb” yesterday and for the first time I discovered that Cobb was black. My reaction: shrug. My reaction to his writing: not bad – I’ll be back.