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The racial reckoning generated a lot of discussion but little actual change.

In June and July 2020, it seemed like every hour a Confederate monument came down, a major corporation pledged to spend billions of dollars on Black causes. That was an exciting and invigorating time. A year and a half later, I’m disappointed and discouraged. So little has changed. Michael Wolraich: Bold policy changes touted by activists in summer of 2020 have no chance of being passed nationally.

He says many Republicans and conservatives were dismayed by protests, activism that left them overjoyed. GOP-appointed judges are striking down programs designed to boost Black people, he says.