I said this to myself a long time ago, before wokeness hit the big time. Minorities are being used; they think they are gaining power and influence; this is a deliberate tactic of the power structure. While taking away everyone's rights, they make segments of the population think they are gaining ground, and the only people who complain are those white-male-Trump-supporting-Nazi-assholes.
It works, but the definition of civilization is "just because you can, doesn't mean you should." Might does not equal right. Power comes from the barrel of a gun, but legitimacy doesn't.