Author Shelby Steele is a black conservative at the Hoover Institution:

As a society we are so captive to our historical shame that we thoughtlessly rush to deference simply to relieve the pressure. And yet every deferential gesture – the war on poverty, affirmative action, ObamaCare, every kind of “diversity” scheme – only weakens those who still suffer the legacy of our shameful history. Deference is now the great enemy of those toward whom it gushes compassion.

Source: Trump, Clinton and the Culture of Deference