A politically correct Robert E. Lee

An excerpt from a 5/7/99 Washington Times article by Wesley Pruden

"Old-timers hereabouts remember the case of one Robert E. Lee, a white man whose application to be a fireman was turned down in Montgomery County, Maryland, a hotbed of racial piety if not tolerance, because he could not qualify for a position that was held open by law for someone of a minority persuasion. Mr. Lee, a resourceful fellow, changed his name to Roberto E. Leon, claimed a Hispanic forbear, and applied again. The county had no choice but to climb aboard a petard of its own making."