America was multicultural founded on an individualist premise. America was in the Opportunity, Mobility and Liberty business and in order to maintain such a thing government intervention had to be kept to a minimum.
Under the guise of “helping balance equality” the government was grown exponentially that used race and racial issues as both a voting bloc and excuse to expand it ever further until Government control all but obliterated Liberty, Mobility and Opportunity for everyone.
Race politics was a divide and conquer technique spoonfed to soft minds to sugarcoat the pill of marxism. “Liberals” and progressives as they call themselves today don’t even understand what was lost. But they sure feel fantastic about how tolerant they are.