Excellent article, but I’m inclined to disagree. Regard the boxes as affirmative action and reparations, which are intended to compensate for the long term effects of slavery, followed by racist housing and lending policies that prevented African-American families from building the kind of generational wealth and advantages that whites benefited from.
Note that those needing the boxes in this depiction are children. (Unfair.) Given the opportunity to fully develop their potential, they will outgrow their need for the boosts and achieve true equality and equity. Isn’t that the idea behind affirmative action and reparations? To overcome the long term liabilities of institutionalized racism?