Victor Davis Hanson surveys not just the race card, but offers a thoughtful overview of the whole race deck:
In the last fifty years, United States has evolved into a complex multiracial state. Race no longer is necessarily an indicator of income or material success-as the record of, say, Japanese-Americans or, indeed Asians in general, attests.The article is worth your attention in full, writing as he does from the no-problem-left-unincorporated landscape of California.
As with quite a few problems, there is a straightforward answer:
DNA-based decision-making is false.
Note that this formulation blows away both racial and sexual discrimination.
Racism has been and, it's safe to say, will always be present. You can't deny past evil without turning history into fiction. You can even argue that affirmative action had its place: in overcoming past ills, there was a need to jump-start various systems. To prime the pump. Fine.
At what point can the pump be considered primed? Or, if the Real Goal of the exercise is a meritocracy, what are the victory conditions?
I submit that things are about as "fair" as they will ever be, and any further consideration of gender and race in decision making is an exercise in merging the solution with the problem.