In the normal course of history societies adapt to change, or they crumble like stale cookies.
Traditions are often barriers to change.
Because a statue of a slave-holder/Confederate general has been in the middle of a town square for a 100 years doesn't mean it can't be relocated to accommodate those African-Americans that are offended by it today.
The fact is Caucasians have marginalized the rest of the races, from African-Americans to Native Americans, since they formed a new government after casting the British out of the colonies.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that from the very start whites have talked about equality of man, but their actions have belied that claim.
Non-white Americans today are still fighting for equal rights throughout the old confederacy. Neo-Confederates seek to rewrite history.
Most conservatives mask their bias against other races and the LGBT community by claiming religious reasons for not tolerating them.
Quick example: The so-called bathroom law has thrust North Carolina into the center of a national debate over equality, privacy and religious freedom in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that legalized same-sex marriage.
A very wise man, Lao Tzu, once said;
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creats sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like."
Time for me to walk on down the road....