The last paragraph of this piece reveals the operant conditioning prevalent in todays populist culture. Fear trumps fact when just breaching a subject is cause for open condemnation.
When a culture shames itself into silence about any subject it is saying the answer is beyond their grasp and beyond their reasoning. Soon the whole race issue will become that dark place, a “forbidden Zone” that cannot be explored for fear of demons lurking not in the shadows of the wood, but in the darker rooms psyche. .