… is from page 281 of Jonah Goldberg’s 2008 book, Liberal Fascism :
Diversity depends upon, and therefore ratifies, racial essentialism. Not only do rich (and increasingly foreign-born) blacks count as much as poor ones, but the argument now is that mere exposure to blacks is uplifting in and of itself. The policy is condescending and counterproductive because it assumes that blacks come to school not as Tom Smith or Joe Jones but as interchangeable Black-Perspective Student. Professors turn to black students for “the Black point of view,” and students who don’t present the party line are counted as inauthentic by condescending white liberals (that is, most faculty and administrators) or by race-gaming blacks.
DBx: Many of today’s “progressives” are as militant in defense of their indefensible racism as were yesterday’s Dixiecrats.