We are making progress in race relations. And it is important to celebrate this and continue to encourage and support each other in these efforts. The balance is making sure that we do not "rest on our laurels" and think things are perfect when there is still much work to be done.
Race relations have improved somewhat over the years but it is going to take more than a few white supremacists quitting the group. It is going to take a lot more work from all sides to eliminate racism. It is coming to the point where all colors are being affected by racism, white people included.
There are still white police officers that will attack and hurt black people for no reason. Then they hide behind the power of the badge to protect their abuse. Until those in power start to care about what they are doing will things ever change. There is no progress as long as those in power refuse to acknowledge what they are doing.
The shocking win of Donald Trump proves that the country still has a long way to go. There is a racial underbelly that wanted to put this "white man" in power to "make America great again ", which some see as making America white again. There was a backlash against having a first black president the likes we've never seen. This man is the worst presidential candidate in modern history but no one cared. They had unilateral thinking in their quest for him regardless of his sexist remarks, criminal behavior or extreme bullying, not to mention disrespecting military families. It doesn't matter how many leave white supremacist groups, the seed of hate is already planted in them.