My wife is in a leadership position at a university. One of her current tasks is hiring a supervisory position. One of the steps she has to take is to assemble a panel to interview applicants. She is keenly aware that this panel must represent diversity…. Her panel is herself, an Asian American man and a transgender woman…. That selection was forwarded to her HR department for approval and they rejected the selections…. For a lack of diversity!!! Really?!?!?! This afternoon she asked the question directly, “Are you saying I must have an African American on my panel?” They answered directly, “yes”…. Now my wife has drawn a line in the sand. Her panel was specifically selected because they are the most intimately involved with this supervisory position. She has African American staff, but they aren’t remotely involved with that part of the organization.. Rather like going to the dermatologist for your toothache…… This is just ridiculous and what’s worse is I know how stubborn my wife is. Life around here will suck until this is resolved….. I have never seen a more blatant case of reverse discrimination in my life. We better get our heads screwed on straight before we muck things up so far that they become irreparable.