That's so obvious that there's no longer any real debate about whether we should have suspect classifications.
this is bull shite and a rational flaw of progressives your thoughts are right, so there's no point to debating it.
I didn't say there's no point to debating it. I said there's no real debate about it. Point me to the big national debates going on right now over whether it should be against the law to exclude people from restaurants on the basis of race. It's been settled.
They are a permanent part of our society.
declaring any public program as a "permanent" part of our society is foolish and stupid, imho
Of course nothing is truly permanent, not even society itself, but the question of whether discrimination based on suspect classes should be illegal is about as settled as any question in a society can be. I doubt you could find a single politician who would say we should allow hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. to serve whites only or restrictive covenants to exlude Jews from neighborhoods, and probably only a very small percentage of the general public would say that if surveyed.
let's remember how much worse the black community is now.
A subjective judgment not supported by the facts.
do you want to "go back" from a super high rate of black babies born without fathers?
You don't think that was happening before the civil rights movement?
or a super high rate of blacks on public assistance?
Public assistance wasn't as extensive then as it is now. If it had been, I doubt the numbers would have been any lower then, and almost certainly would have been higher.
I think we should and that, if we didn't, we'd land right back into the problems that led to the turbulent times you think are so long ago and irrelevant.
Because it happened before, to the great detriment of many millions of people and society as a whole.