Some of that "Frank" Discussion
Residential segregation underlies virtually every racial disparity in America, from education to jobs to the delivery of health care.That was from an article in the New York Times on a Westchester County desegregation agreement, quoting the head of the group that filed the suit.
It's quite a bold statement - "every racial disparity" - and no rebuttal is provided. Indeed, what rebuttal could there be? How would you rebut such a statement - publicly? You could try, but unless you're willing to wear the mantle of Demonic Racist, your best outcome would be in the end hanging your head and humbly admitting that "yes, I suppose, ultimately, it all does get back to discrimination..." I'm sure that something like that underlies the calls for a "frank discussion on race" - that it would end with derision and laughter for the Yahoos* and humiliation and confessions from the more thoughtful dissenters.
* This usually is enough - witness what's happening now with the townhall fracases. The "respectable" conservatives just can't withstand the mortifying guilt-by-association.