Having a good heart is enough, right? As long as you are empathetic you must be a good person. Here is that empathy in motion, from the liberal perspective;
Probably the worse thing in the world for a progressive is to be called a racist or labelled as uncaring.
I remember years ago Rush got in trouble for calling liberalism a gutless choice. His position was that liberalism is easy in that all you have to do is be like everyone else in your group, to parrot what they say, so by transference you are already hip and cool. You don’t have to be a good person at all, just feel, feel empathy for others and boom, you are in, part of the club. A 3 step program; feel empathy, comment on it, and be heartbroken about it, do these 3 things and the lion will sit with the lamb. A trophy or gold star is attained by identifying plight, blaming others for that plight, then call attention to yourself for recognizing the plight, no concrete action required and you are instant member of the cool club.
The harangue against voter ID laws is so bogus, and it is usually the same bad actors that yell at you ,”Every vote should count”, the self proclaimed champions of the democratic voting system, these folks squeal the most about voter ID laws but have nothing to say when this happens.
It is this same racism of low expectations that foists affirmative action on us, namely that minorities are not smart enough to get into college, or can’t pass tests so lets promote them anyway.
Given the college culture (peer re enforcement and professor propaganda) being part of the club is no real accomplishment, it is group think, silence is construed as assent, the laziest of choices.
You have seen the lists before, all the things you need an ID for, yet “those people” somehow can’t get an ID and to question it is racist.
Something else to consider, Berkeley is a top notch world renowned school, look at any list of best colleges in the world, these kids are not dumb, yet they parrot the party line reflexively, like it is gospel.Do they really think black folks in lower income neighborhoods are less civilized, less able to partake of the political process? Only they can answer that honestly. Book smart life stupid, more parent cellar dwellers after graduation?