There is VERY MINIMAL "institutionalized" racism in America. In select areas maybe, and even that is on its way to being phased out for sure.
I don't go around being bitter about **** that happened to the Irish in the past that I never experienced. Nor should blacks from my generation be bitter about **** that they never experienced either.
You will NEVER eliminate racism from all individuals.
Using the excuse that blacks were treated like absolute **** in the past to excuse a 25 year old whitey hating black kid is just not acceptable anymore. Im sick of the PC crowd acting like this is "OK". This attitude does NOTHING to help eliminate the remaining vestiges of racist thought and action. It breeds resentment, which breeds more racist individuals.