It's real: Revealed: How fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers saving up to 1,400 children from sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men in just ONE TOWN
I would describe the state of Progressive Intellectuals as "frivolous" but that really does not capture the situation at all. The cowardly way that these people stood by when they knew of the abuse, combined with the smug arrogance that assumes that they're smarter, nicer, and more noble than you and me - "frivolous" is not at all le mot juste. There is a word for this but I try to keep the language here at the PG level.
And the same people who think exactly the same way as the Rotherham town council are bleating on about "rape culture" at American Universities.