Negative Inaction

Watch Cynthia Tucker, a liberal columnist from the Atlanta Constitution-Journal, explain why affirmative action is a bad idea.

Of course, the irony is that he never would have been voted in as Chairman of the Republican Party were he not black. Let's remember how the Party wound up with Michael Steele. In November 2008, the Party was devastated that the Democrats had elected the nation's first black president while the Republican Party was stuck with being seen as largely the party of aging white people, with good reason. A party that was hostile to people of color, especially blacks and Latinos. So the Party needed a new face, preferably a face of color, and they didn't have very many officials to choose from. So, they came up with Michael Steele. And it is very ironic since the Republicans have been so critical of affirmative action, to watch them stuck with their affirmative action hire that they dare not get rid of because that would generate even more controversy.
Steele is a problem for the GOP, because they figure they can't fire him now without angering those they hired him to mollify. Better to hire on merit rather than divide and conquer with affirmative action.