Woke progressivism is distinct from progressive liberalism.
Ibram X. Kendi is guru of the new governing ideology of the Democratic Party. It is the liberal part which has been jettisoned and which has been replaced by critical social justice which neatly divides the world into oppressor and oppressed races. The cishet White male is the ultimate oppressor. That’s why you have to discriminate against those people and trample on their rights and liberties.
The goal here isn’t a liberal one which is to get rid of racial hierarchy and segregation to make everyone equal and to treat everyone as individuals because we are all human beings. Instead, the goal is to turn the world upside down and construct a new racial hierarchy in which Whites are explicitly at the bottom because of various racial grievances. This is why woke segregation is being rolled out in Chicago.
Since they have gone woke, the “libs” have recently abandoned all of their most cherished beliefs. They no longer believe in free speech. They believe in censorship now. They no longer believe in civil liberties. They now want the government to have the power to invade your privacy and trample on your civil liberties. They no longer believe in due process. They believe in mob rule now. They don’t believe in colorblindness anymore. They believe in racial discrimination. They no longer believe in live and let live. They now believe in moral purity and conformity. They don’t believe in equality anymore. They believe in “equity” now. They love rich people and neocons and corporations now too. They don’t believe in non-violence anymore. They support violent groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter now.
The new progressive era is antiracist, but it is not liberal or populist in any meaningful sense anymore. It has subtracted those things and driven out those people.
Note: Progressives are novelty chasers. Colorblindness was a fad and a tactic which had its time. They’ve moved on from it like disco fell out of fashion.