I remember the moment when a prominent Yale professor realized that I was not Hispanic. It was a most demeaning experience, one that played a role in my evolution to conservatism. His was a soft bigotry, typical of the liberal elite whose charitable giving to minorities is a means to affirm their noblesse. A teenaged visiting student, I had aced his class (or so I thought), and he suggested I transfer there; he would gladly serve as a reference. And then it came: "You know, we're reaching out for Hispanics now," and he mentioned another student, a "Mexican from Texas," whom he was also patronizing.
Connecticut Now Requires Racial Profiling
The Connecticut Law Tribune
May 21, 2012
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