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 a software engineer at Mozilla, working on Firefox security. Before that I was a software engineer with the U.S. Digital Service. I'm an avid open source contributor and live in Washington, DC.