I explained in February how "white guilt" itself is proof that certain people -- the ones who feel that guilt -- regard blacks as not quite human. Those same liberals also tend not to see blacks as individuals.
When a lot of white people -- especially liberals -- see a black person, all they see is: black. Alarm bells go off in their heads and they think, don't be racist! Be friendly! Don't show your fear! Say something nice!
Liberals never really look past a black's race, and just see a generic black person to whom they must act nice in a phony (liberal) way.
(By the way, I don't blame blacks who meet enough of these types for resenting whites.)
Liberals always give blacks the benefit of the doubt, then maintain that this attitude makes them "open-minded." In fact, it makes them the opposite. While they pride themselves on not being "judgmental," they really aren't even seeing the blacks as individual human beings.
They avoid criticizing any black, because they know that doing so would open them up to the inevitable charges of racism, their worst nightmare. And they completely avoid the minefield of group differences, for the same reason.
And, of course, because liberals never see past race, they accuse their opponents of doing the same.
In fact, it's only when you're willing to get to know a lot of people individually, and see what they're like without putting blinders on, that you can draw realistic conclusions about group differences in behavior, personality, and so on. That's how it works for people who actually do keep their minds open.
Whenever liberals see a black person they're way too preoccupied going into don't-show-the-dog-you're-afraid-of-it mode to actually notice anything about the person they're talking to. Which, when you think about it, is essentially denying any humanity to that person.
But in defense of the liberals, it's hard to think clearly when you're in a state of panic.
I admit, this post is a bit of an exaggeration of liberal behavior. But the salient point is that it's fear that drives liberal behavior: the fear of blacks, the fear that the blacks might realize that they are afraid of them, the fear that the blacks might realize that they consider them alien in some very elemental way, and the fear that the blacks might lash out at them somehow. And those basic fears actually bespeak a racism which is far deeper than any mild recitation of statistics does.