Seems to me that many people simply do not understand how, in modern times, we go looking for bigoted societal norms. They are stuck in like this 1950’s style of racism/sexism/homophobia and fail to realize that, while these days people are less prone to explicitly endorsing bigoted ideologies, there are still other forces of bigotry at work. Those forces, are the ones that we actively need to fight against. Although lot of progress has been made to downsize the feelings of explicit superiority towards minorities expressed in a KKK type fashion… this is not the end of the struggle.
In the modern era, what most people do, is something called micro-aggressions, which is a more obtuse and subtle form of bigotry related to implicit biases. Currently, in social justice circles, this is where a lot of the fight is located. What we all need to do now, in modern times, is give ourselves the tools we need to avoid being modern bigots. We need a new ideology that lends us an understanding of what modern bigotry is, and how it is compared to this old-school bigotry responsible for slavery, segregation, imperialism, and genocide. I am going to attack this issue through racism, as this is the cultural lens I can communicate best in, but also understand that the explorations I lay out here can be quite easily applied to other forms of bigotry with minimum modification. So lets look at American Racism first, and hopefully, through this lens, we can begin to see strategies on attacking other marginalized issues in general.