past racism is not a permit for current racism.
"It might never end, but hopefully time will marginalize it."
In Canada and the USA racism is far and away more acceptable today than it was in the 1970s and 1980s.
It is like after WWI. Racism was against the Germans for starting The Great War.
The Germans decided to blame the racism of Jews and other European nationalities for their plight. As far as other Europeans go, historians agree we unjustly shafted the Germans after WWI, so the consensus is there was something to that part of it.
So the Germans embark on a process of what we call in English "reverse discrimination" and "affirmative action" to displace the advantaged groups.
Nobody is saying that we've gone as far as the Germans did in 1939, but the Social Justice Warriors in Canada and the USA -- our SJW Brownshirts -- certainly have us somewhere in the early to mid 1930s, where Brownshirts battled Communists and openly hurled racial epithets against their country's designated victim group.
Mid 1930s I'd say. No war. Just legally mandated discrimination and open racial slurs against their country's designated victim group. And like today, there was some basis for German's feeling oppressed because of how oppressive the reparations payments were after WWI and the social deprivation this brought on their society.
Of course none of this justified what happened then. It doesn't justify what is happening now. And I'm not saying that things now are as bad as the late 1930s, let alone after 1939 or 1941.
What I am saying is that past racism is not a permit for current racism.