I\u2019m an old white guy who was amused and a bit concerned by the kerfuffle over Kay Gelman\u2019s comment during a BOS meeting in which the name for a Ridgefield Cultural District award was being discussed\u00a0 Given the context of the discussion, it\u2019s clear Kay was making a case for considering a more diverse group of candidates to name the award after than just \u201cold white men.\u201d There is a healthy debate underway in our society right now, all the way up to the Supreme Court, about whether affirmative action is still needed to address past discrimination and marginalization of segments of our society, and whether the goal of diversity in selection decisions trumps pure individual merit. Reasonable people can disagree on these issues, but it\u2019s hard to argue against the fact that women and minorities have long been overlooked in the naming of awards, monuments, buildings and other forms of institutional recognition. I personally think that Cass Gilbert is a suitable choice for the award in question, but I also believe it\u2019s healthy to ask the question about whether a broader, more diverse group of candidates should be considered. Second, granting that Kay could have framed her view less dismissively and more as a question, I find it fascinating that some were \u201coffended\u201d by her comment. White male privilege is a thing, so it\u2019s not equivalent to dismissing the concerns of women and minorities that have been marginalized for generations, and whose names are only now beginning to be recognized. What I find particularly fascinating, is that it is often the same people who complain about \u201csnowflake liberals\u201d being overly sensitive to racial and ethnic slights who feel most offended when they are treated the same way. Two wrongs don\u2019t make a right, but let\u2019s not overreact to a good person whose passion was expressed less delicately than we would have liked.