Last week it was revealed that the New York Times had hired one Sara Jeung, an Asian American, as the newest member of its editorial board.
She comes with impressive academic credentials: She attended University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Problem is, she has a five-year history of tweeting and blogging virulently anti-white messages. She seems obsessed with white people and the notion that they are responsible for most of what is wrong with America.
There were calls for The Times to reconsider giving an editorial seat to someone who openly thinks of people, not as individuals, but as members of a group. Critics pointed to the fact that several months earlier The Times withdrew its offer of an editorial board slot to one Quinn Norton because it was learned that she had Tweeted some remarks that could be interpreted as anti-black and anti-gay, although in context we think were not as blatantly racist as Ms. Jeong’s were. It seems, though, that for The Times, not all racial distinctions are to be deemed invidious, with a flavor-of-the-month-like analysis in play.
Anyway, the week passed without any further discussion by anyone. The Times stood firm and that seems to be that. And that should concern us all.