Lots of email from readers who think I was too soft on Just. For example:
You let Mr. Just off the hook too easily.
The crux of his defense is the phrase: “in an age where the conventions of educational advertising, like them or hate them, mean that most schools use such photos as a chance to show off their diversity.”
In other words, Just feels that being racial bean-counters is REQUIRED in order to avoid the charge of racism. That’s the essential difference between his liberal/racist position, and yours.