Affirmative action

by alex_gaynor

Whenever the topic of affirmative action comes up, you can be sure someone will ask the question: "How would you feel if you found out that you got your job, or got into college, because of your race?"

It's funny, no one ever asks: "How would you feel if you got your job, or got into college, because you were systemically advantaged from the moment you were born?"

Interesting.


Hi, I'm Alex. I'm currently at a startup called Alloy. Before that I was a engineer working on Firefox security and before that at the U.S. Digital Service. I'm an avid open source contributor and live in Washington, DC.