“Here’s the deal: It’s not their damn business,” he said.
The U.S. Secret Service is at it again asking journalists about their race. This is getting kind of annoying.
A telling sentence in Eun-Kyung Kim’s article suggests a shift in the way credentials for journalists are being handled now: “Credentials for the 2000 presidential debates were handled by the Senate Press Gallery. Applications did not ask for race information.”
My question is – why is race so important? Well, the article also states rather glibly that the infomation is necessary for the FBI database to cross-check “identifiers.” Are you satisfied with the official response?