I think what’s going on is that the more equal we become, the harder the race hustlers have to strain to find some new race-based problem and to invent some new remedy. And some of them, I imagine, genuinely believe in systematic racism. Maybe it does exist. Certainly the kids who will be listening to this stuff in public schools will genuinely believe it, and who could blame them? In time, one will be required to justify his actions (and inaction, don’t forget, for silence = complicity in the Brave New World). More and more of us will simply retreat from national life. It will get interesting when people feel coerced into rejoining.