Yet with all the good that's been done to squelch racism there are still those individuals that inject it into situations were there is none, ala sharpton and jackson.
Such actions rarely do more than create a chasm between groups where none was before, creating fresh wounds and inciting counter productive behavior.
Now another group that has been maligned and discriminated against is using like tactics.
The most recent example is the resignation of mozilla ceo Brendan Eich.
There are those in the homosexual community that are less tolerant than the people whose lives they choose to ruin in the name of 'equality'.
Eich's support of traditional marriage isn't a bigoted position, yet certain factions in the lgbt community took the opportunity prove that intolerance and bigotry is exactly what THEY stand for.
Just like the insertion of racism is used every time an outcome isn't what some people would like, the insertion of bigot or homophobe is now being used when it is discovered that someone does not agree with an lgbt position.
There is no comparison beyond the tactics employed that I am looking to make here. It is the ruination of individuals for the sake media coverage that they hold in common. They have found an avenue by which they can vocalize an intolerant message while seeming the victim. They have found a way to persecute those with dissimilar beliefs simply because they are there.
They have become what they once loathed.