Why is racism such an obsession at the moment; pretty much to the exclusion of every other social issue? There are plenty of injustices that are as bad as racism, many that I would consider worse.
My guess is that it is because most of those "as bad as or even worse" issues could only be sorted out by the rich giving a lot of their money to the poor, whilst tackling racism is mostly a matter of changing attitudes.
Am I being cynical?
Of course, I am. It has served me well in the past. I see no reason to adopt a naive, herd-following attitude now.