As they sow, so shall they reap.
Michael Schein has an intelligent, highly motivated, talented daughter who loves to teach. So much so that she gave months even years of her time on a pro bono basis. She eventually got a temporary position which eventually became permanent. That's where the problems started.
Over to Michael.......
'The one thing my daughter had no control over – the color of her skin – determined that no matter what she had done or what she could do in the future, she would not be re-hired.Did I mention that she is Caucasian? The school calls it diversity. I would call it racism. I do not make that charge lightly. I am a liberal; I understand that affirmative action was a reasonable remedy for past wrongs.'
Well Mike (may I call you Mike?) I'd like to put a little nuance on where you say 'I understand that affirmative action was a reasonable remedy for past wrongs. What you really mean Mike is that AA was fine as long as it didn't affect you. Deep down, Mike, that's what you felt.
Mike, I know a lot of people like you. I have friends in academia, dyed-in-the-wool liberals, who became, well, no longer dyed-in-the-wool liberals when they were blatantly passed over because they were White. And you see Mike, as the productive White population gets smaller and smaller (an event much celebrated by people like yourself) more and more people like you will get Affirmative Actioned. And if you believe that 'people of colour' will reciprocate when you're in need of a bit of AA, well, ok Mike. And by the way, don’t forget to clean up after your unicorn as you're at it.
A hard lesson, Mike, for both you and your daughter. Both you and she have been trained in the delicate art of not seeing what's in front of your nose. I hope you'll see this as 'a learning experience' (see, I'm speaking your language now!) and join us in the reality-based universe.