QUOTE OF THE DAY: Minority representation and trickle-down equality

by , under Migrant Tales

“There are two lessons to learn from Mr. [Sajid] Javid’s appointment: The fight against an unjust immigration system [in the UK] does not change with a new home secretary, and if we remain satisfied with representation as the sole means of progress, diversity becomes a shield for a government’s institutionally racist policies.”

“If we get more women or people of color into positions of power, society will become more equal. You could call this trickle-down equality — like its economic counterpart, it doesn’t work.”


Read the full New York Times op-ed piece here.