The reality, as we see daily, is that people simply remain racist although they be careful showing it for a while.
Now we’ve devolved to stating opinion as if it were fact.
I prefer facts. Here’s one from the General Social Survey, which contains several questions regarding race, some of which one can unambiguously use as a barometer gauging if an individual is a consciously racist or not.
A couple of observations, here. First, I’m happy to see that the Democrats have shed those racist attitudes they’ve harbored, for some reason, since 1996, and become as egalitarian as the Republicans. But more importantly, the point here is that in aggregate, there’s less than 5% of Americans these days expressing overtly racist attitudes. And falling.
Now, to your point, yes, I suppose that 5% might hide it for a bit, but even when they don’t…..that’s not very many people.
So, I can’t speak to what you “see daily”, but I don’t see it. Daily or otherwise. (I do see some occasional shit levied my way because I’m a scarfwearing Muslim woman, but nothing that horribly inconveniences me.)
Now, that’s conscious racism, which is different from unconscious, of course, and still pops up in about a third of people surveyed as to these sorts of subtle attitudes. Those problems will probably be with us, more or less, forever; but the conscious problem of racism is fortunately on its death bed, ACCORDING TO THE DATA.