Interesting editorial on CNN with which I largely agree: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/01/us/white-liberals-hypocrisy-race-blake/index.html
The gist is that while white social liberals (of which I am decidedly one) talk a good game, when it comes time to actually make a sacrifice they turn away. We point and laugh at those Southern rednecks who uses the n-word but pragmatically we aren’t much better.
I live in Boston, one of the most liberal areas of the country and not (overall) poor. Yet our minority schools are atrocious. If you’re a white kid in Boston then you almost certainly attend either a private school or one of Boston’s public exam schools which–surprise surprise–are excellent. Brookline, one of the towns abutting Boston, is well-known for its excellent public schools. Guess what ethnicity dominates that town.
We say we want to help but my how liberals squawk when something happens that might bring in undesirables. We couch it in terms of “property values” or noise (or parking) but in the end it has the same result. But hey it’s all good because we want to raise taxes on those rich people to pay for public programs.
If we want real, lasting change we have to be willing to make a real sacrifice. Maybe that means your property value will take a hit when they put in affordable housing next door. Maybe your first-grader will be surrounded by Spanish speakers. Whatever it is we have to be willing to give up some of our white privilege. Attending a few BLM protests won’t cut it.