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Racial injustice has always been a problem in the United States. The most salient victims of the Nation's discrimination against racial minorities have included indigenous Indians, Chinese immigrants, Japanese-American citizens, Latinos, and of course blacks. But as the current war on terrorism illustrates, under the right conditions, almost any racial group can come within the scope of America's discriminatory focus. It is common to suppose that that there is a difference between the progressive and the conservative ends of the political spectrum concerning the issue of race. However, those commonly accepted differences pale in comparison to the overriding similarity that exists between progressives and conservatives. Both progressives and conservatives are liberals in the classical sense of the term. And the tenets of liberalism seem destined to preclude us from ever achieving any meaningful level of racial equality in the United States.

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67 Law & Contemp. Probs. 11-21 (2004)