There used to be a shared societal concept that explained racism as a generational hold-over which implored us all to believe that when the last of the baby-boomers step into the great beyond, America will finally become the amalgamation of cultures that so many believe it was meant to be. Prior to , I wholeheartedly believed that the incremental process of dragging our bigotry-based society into the future was worth it because, in my mind, most racists were already born and better still — probably close to dying. That assessment was flawed and the current state of race relations in the U. As it stands, the more non-white the overall population of America becomes, the more contentious the relationship between whites and every other minority group gets. According to the U.