Saturday, September 3, 2011

John Derbyshire:
My princess daughter Nellie started college in New York City at the end of August.

Back home (she’s commuting) from the first day, she reported that the very first words spoken to her by a classmate (male, South Asian) were: “Hi! Say, you’re mixed, aren’t you?”

Back when I was starting college 48 years ago, we all assumed that matters of race and ethnicity would melt away as the world opened up and we all got to know each other. How naïve we were!