Policy, not blame
“There are a plethora of conservative ideas that could disproportionately help blacks — controlling crime (through enforcement), reducing poverty (through welfare policies that don’t discourage work), and improving education (through choice), for example. [. . .] It’s not a matter of conservatives throwing up their hands; it’s a matter of shifting the debate from white racism to problems policy can actually help with.
“So there’s no reason that recognizing pervasive racism should bring conservatism to its knees. But conservatives, disproportionately, are white, and that means many of the discriminators are likely conservatives themselves. As such, conservatives (and white liberals) should engage in some serious introspection, and encourage their ideological compatriots to do the same. [. . .]
“Racial differences persist as a fact of life. Americans will never stop noticing them and acting upon them — in that way we will never be truly, statistically colorblind. But good policy can improve life for all Americans, and conservatism has much to offer on that question.”
— Robert VerBruggen, writing on “Modern Discrimination,” in the fall issue of Doublethink