Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
A former colleague was laid off last year, he’s been struggling. He writes:
Applied for a job with [unit of government name redacted]. Sorry, they needed a person of color to achieve diversity in the workforce.
Applied for a job with [downtown law firm name redacted]. Sorry, they needed a gay person.
Applied for a job with [corporate headquarters name redacted]. Sorry, they needed a woman.
Just once, I’d like to be judged on the content of my character.
I have a dream . . . .
Silly middle-aged White Male; dreams are for kids.
That’s so 1963…