In 1970, Moynihan wrote a memo to President Nixon saying, "The time may have come when the issue of race could benefit from a period of 'benign neglect'. The subject has been too much talked about. The forum has been too much taken over to hysterics, paranoids, and boodlers on all sides. We need a period in which Negro progress continues and racial rhetoric fades."Nothing changed in the next 50 years except that all involved became even more hysterical, paranoid and vicious. As other commenters have noted, we quite literally have a conversation about race in this country with anyone speaking in opposition to the mainstream hysterics getting destroyed, deplatormed, demonetized and losing their jobs. It seems an unreasonable price to pay for simply disagreeing. As we watch the black death rates just from shootings alone soar in the major cities, all democratic party bastions for generations, the one thing we can all take away is that blm losers got every single thing wrong about police behavior and its impact on crime. And so did the damned intelligentsia.
“To a degree that no one could have anticipated even three or four years ago, the educated elite of the American middle class have come to detest their society, and their detestation is rapidly diffusing to youth in general. The effects of this profound movement of opinion will be with us for generations. . .If all the intelligentsia had studied very hard to be more ignorant, stupid, and misinformed, they couldn't do it. They have reached peak ignorance and it's killing them.