TOO WHITE?

TAPPED defends itself from a rather odd charge:

Atrios, apparently seeking to prove the white supremacist leanings of this fine magazine, posts pictures of members of our staff — damn, he nailed us! Since the race and ethnicity of a magazine’s contributors are apparently Atrios’ most reliable indicator of liberal virtue and sensibility on issues of race, then he had best buy a subscription to National Review. After all, that particular journal counts Lopez and Ramesh Ponnuru, who are presumably of Latino and South Asian descent, respectively, among its senior staff.

So, we should judge people’s attitudes based on what they profess rather than making assumptions based on their skin color or origin of their surname? But I thought one of the chief goals of society was “diversity,” as determined entirely by skin color or origin of one’s surname?

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