Denying a human being his moral agency is a form of bigotry.
Many white liberals want to claim, in a paternalistic fashion, that the disparity between the proportions of whites and blacks in prisons is solely due to racism.
It seems ludicrous to rule out racism as ONE OF THE CAUSES of the disparity. However, I find the claim (that racism is the sole reason for the disparity) disturbing.
I find this assumption disturbing for the same reason that I find all social engineering aimed at improving the lives of minorities problematic – it denies the moral agency of those minorities.
Instead of treating them like moral agents, white liberals’ interventionism and welfare schemes treat minorities like livestock that need tending.