Our name for this paradox is affirmative action.
And that is when Taylor inserted the words “affirmative action.” He liked the phrase, he later said, because of the alliteration (or the assonance).
“Do something” is still one of the meanings of “affirmative action” today.
Apart from stone-cold racists, everyone is happy, or claims to be happy, with affirmative action in the first sense.
Of the people who like racial diversity but don’t like affirmative action in the preferential sense, there are two types.