Cementing my assessment of race issues...My wife's sister has recently taken to traveling the country, having married a white guy, and thus ending up herding a gaggle of mixed-race kids. Her line:
"Did you know that when you leave Texas, there are still race issues in the country? People care about mixed-race familes? I've never seen that before.?"
So long as there's a booming economy, and enough jobs...ain't nobody got time for race issues, and they make folks poorer. It's just when scarcity pops up that race is an issue. If the jobs are all political...then there's race issues. If you destroy enough jobs with business regulations, minimum wage, etc., that leads to race issues. If you destroy enough jobs by putting tariffs up...that leads to race issues. But a rich, free market simply can't afford 'em.