Although Racist aren't the omnipresent Boogey-Men they were in their hey-day, I readily admit they do exist. Racism however, has become fairly obsolete.
If you consider racism in the sense of a widespread united hatred for an opposed race, you may find, as I have that it's largely non-existent.
Every now and then a Racist will make an appearance in society. Sometimes w/ enough shock & awe to vie for the nation's attention e.g. Imus, Jena 6. But more often that not, Racist as a whole are lucky to garner a few minutes of conversation around the water cooler.
A hushed "Did you hear about the guy who told all the Black people to exit Wal-Mart?" Or a lone article in The Washington Post on the depiction of our Head of State as a primate.
By and large Racism, that unified conviction to hatred, is beginning to evaporate. If it's not gone already.
Yet as I write this I find I'm not filled w/ pride. I'm not "proud" of our society. I don't feel as if we've consciously taken a step forward in to unbiased acceptance. If anything I feel the absence of racism in society is merely a by-product of our attention span.
In short, we just don't care anymore.
We're not moving forward with the same conviction we had to running backwards.
Mass Lynchings may be a thing of the past, but Gay Marriage is still a thing of the future. While any and everyone may have the right to vote, no one has the right to free Health-Care.
There's been no real growth. We've kinda just, "moved on".
What do we really have to be proud of??