Somebody sold you a load of bullshit
I've been making this point, here, in one way or another, for the last seven years - directly to conservatives - to no avail:
"There can only be a tacit bargain if you imagine white people and black people as two separate nations negotiating a zero-sum deal. Of course this is ridiculous: justice is not zero sum. But lamentations like the Times' not only buy into this imaginary treaty, but also suggest black people aren't holding up their side of the agreement: 'The racial comity that the election of Barack Obama seemed to promise has not materialized...' 'Comity' is a term for legal reciprocity—when two separate legal entities agree to enforce each other's laws. A quirk of this great racial truce: only black people can violate it.
There's still hope for whites yet
Maybe, if you're white, your heritage might make you feel better - and push you to do the right thing; help you see it all another way. Your heritage, not blacks - we're fine as we are. Anyway, here's a "happy" white warning from '78 to nudge you ahead. Remember: the future is always now - and yes, We Are DEVO: