A comedy writer (presumably daughter of Shelby Steele) at Salon has an article at Salon about her inherited opposition to affirmative action being reaffirmed by her failure to get a Hollywood gig based on her (not physically apparent) background rather than talent. Although the various different cultures combined in her family have the potential for comedic situations, I was struck by the lack of humor in her article. How do you expect to get a comedy job unless you constantly signal comedic abilities in all your signed output?

Since she mentions her appearance, a google image search led me to this pic.