Amy's storyline reminded me of an episode of Ugly Betty in which Betty won an internship at either another fashion magazine or for a designer, and when Marc convinced her that she only got it because she was Latina, she wanted to turn it down.
Then, like now, I was upset that she'd turn down an opportunity because she got it for the "wrong" reason. Please. Take it, do your best, and prove that you're worthy. Lots of people, like Laurie's son, get jobs that they don't deserve and suck at them.
My favorite line was a throwaway line by Marcus to Laurie - "Wow, he looks too young to be your son." I had to stop and think about it for a second to realize that it was an insult.