3 January 2004
This side of parodies
Jessie Rosenberg, home from college for what used to be called the Christmas break, explains why it would be a waste of time to hold one of those affirmative-action bake sales at Bryn Mawr:
No one would understand the parody. Everyone would think that it's perfectly normal to charge different prices based on race, ethnicity, and sex.
This is not the situation for which Elvis Costello wrote, "I used to be disgusted / And now I try to be amused." But it fits.