I recall a time when being racist meant treating and regarding people differently based on their race, and not using race as a proxy for things like criminality, wealth, competency, etc. That later became known as "colour-blindess". It was an ok metaphor for a while, and then later rebuffed as people took it literally (or pretended to) and noted that if you don't notice race and pretend it doesn't exist and don't stay mindful of basic human tribalism and racial disparities at a group level then you become racist. Then this somehow warped into race based policies being endorsed as "anti-racist" by the majority of those writing such articles in elite universities. Check for yourself and do a google on "racial color blindness" and you will find a bevy of articles making this claim, and doing what I wrote in the paragraph above. What I can't figure out is when exactly this happened. I see the first article I can find on it dating back to the year 2000, and its origin probably dates way back to the 1960s or something. But I'm curious when it became the dominant right-think. A decade or so ago I think the vast majority of liberals would have balked at the idea that policy should be race based, and would have recognized that as racist rather than as the opposite.