… is from page 123 of Thomas Sowell’s superb 1984 book, Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality? :
There was a time, back in the heady days of the civil rights movement, when people expected to “solve” the racial “problem” – almost as if life were an academic exercise, with answers in the back of the book. Twenty years and many disappointments later, the question is whether we can even discuss the subject rationally.
DBx: Now sixty years and many more disappointment later, the question Sowell poses here has been answered: Because of Woke irrationality, rational discussion of the question is impossible.