Nowadays, the grievance groups continue to be and do everything they say they condemn, because it has worked in the past, to get free stuff, and every indication is that it will continue to work well into the future. Until, of course, it can’t work anymore.
Or white people run out of money and power to hand over. The grievance industries are really Willie Sutton‘s* descendants.
The Race Grievance Industry, for example, are perfectly comfortable with their own rampant and virulent racism, because they’ve bought into the myth that white people have done nothing but oppress them.
Feminists — the Sex Grievance Industry**, of you will — justify their own sex-based discrimination and bigotry toward men in the same way.
All the grievance groups do the same thing: they figure that it’s okay to do and say and act in ways they condemn vociferously, because, they say, it was done to them.
The real truth is that blacks, women, gays and minorities of all kinds, have been favored groups for more than a half-century in America.
* – Sutton is known, albeit apocryphally, for the urban legend that he said that he robbed banks “because that’s where the money is.” – From Willie Sutton’s Wikipedia entry, linked above.
** – The “Sex Grievance Industry” — the SGI — is our coinage.