When you read this piece it seems pretty clear to me that America already is in the middle of a race war. It's metaphorical of course - there are no bullets flying. But there are victims none the less. A few rare clear thinkers are questioning the traditional racial preference - racial victimization nonsense, and are paying for it with their careers.
The idea that racism is a motivation for much of what occurs in American and is responsible for the difference between the economic trajectory of White America and the economic trajectory of Black America is a fantasy that much of the broader population has already given up. My daughter calls me a racist as a joke every time I put milk in my coffee, and an idea has to die a long painful death before it becomes comedic fodder for 12 year olds. No one worthy of any intellectual respect takes the ideas of racial preference seriously anymore. And it's time for our political, academic, and publishing institutions to come to grips with that.
If electing America's first black President could leave us a legacy of being able to have a rational discussion about race with the left, then it won't all have been bad. But so far that doesn't look like it will be part of his legacy either. It's also tragic that an institution like National Review has turned out to be the tip of the spear for knuckling under to the racial preference mob.