The article's content was unsurprising, considering the Journal's conservative bent, until I encountered the following quote (my emphasis added):
"In the Army, blacks tend to be fairly paid and promoted -- and to divorce at the same rate as white civilians. Given the well-documented tendency of workaday emotions to spill over at home, it makes sense to avoid workplaces where the deck is stacked against you."
So, the implication is that every workplace in America except the US Military engages in anti-black discrimination.
This is exactly the kind of garbage rhetoric that perpetuates the race industry in America. In case the article's author didn't notice, workplace discrimination is against the law. If she is aware of a set of businesses engaging in the practice, I suggest she report it to her local authorities. I also suggest that she include a list of these businesses in her column.
Naturally, she won't do that, because she doesn't actually have any personal knowledge of which businesses, if any, engage in these practices. What she's really doing is repeating a well-worn mantra from the civil-rights era that everyone just assumes must still be true.
Only, in the vast majority of cases no such discrimination exists. Our government has done, and continues to do, an excellent job rooting out racism in employment. Violators are prosecuted, and rightly so. But these days, it's pretty rare to see a prosecution for racial discrimination. This is a consequnce of such vigorous enforcement.
Today, America's much bigger racial issue is a culture of low expectations and white liberal guilt which combine to make it difficult for members of certain ethnic groups to be taken seriously.
Unfortunately, many in the minority communities are unwilling to come forward and demand to be treated as full adult citizens of the country. I suspect this is because they want to protect benefits such as affirmative action, and because certain well-placed minority "leaders" make money hand over fist by crying racism at every opportunity.
Minorities should reject the bigoted attitude of white liberals that they cannot compete in a fair workplace. White liberals should leave their guilt behind and finally embrace minorities as fully equal human beings. Only then can all Americans make progress together.