The last thought in that paragraph brings up something that kind of gets under my skin: The people who hate the PC culture have become so upset and vocal over anything that they deem as oversensitivity that they come across as as oversensitive as what they rail against. Sometimes (most times?) being PC is not being oversensitive and is just being kind and polite. It seems wrong to me that being kind and polite is now seen as wrong by some.
I'll share my thoughts on this as someone who probably gets under your skin. I have nothing against being polite to people. I use all the preferred pronouns. I don't say things to people with the intent to upset or offend them. The problem that I personally have with the victim culture is twofold:
1) A victim will not amount to much in society because they've put restrictions on themselves. "I can't get this job because of my gender, sexual identification or skin color." This leads to under-productive people going around shouting that life isn't fair because of the imaginary "man" that is bringing them down. Normally, I wouldn't care much, but I usually have to pay for them to survive while they're insulting me left and right.
2) A victim needs an assailant. The common assailants are straight white males. Through no fault of our own (we didn't choose to be white, male, or by your own admission, straight), we are discriminated against in a variety of ways. The subject line is always "white privilege," although what privilege do we actually have? I was under the impression that all people were born equal. If I have any specific privilege, it is due to my own and my family's good decisions. That doesn't mean that I owe anyone anything. It just means that I have a head start. Hopefully, you will give your child that same head start by making good decisions. Again, I do not owe you anything. You are not my responsibility. I do not mind paying welfare because I do not want someone's kids dying (through no fault of their own) because their parents made a bad choices (it's usually pregnancy out of wedlock, no high school diploma, statistically). But I do not want to hear that I'm also the bad guy.
Then there are the people who placate victims. I refer to these people as "liberals." They're not actually victims themselves, they just want to cash in on the victim gravy train, usually for votes or to feel morally superior to those who realize that it's nuts. Everything that the victim does wrong, these people go on media and social media and argue all day and night that it wasn't their fault, it's institutional <insert excuse here>. They're perpetuating point #1 and doing people a disservice. They're telling folks that it's OK to be a victim. Someone else should pay for your <?> because you're a victim. Vote for us.. we'll give you more free stuff.
Are there bigots in America? Yes. It will never stop. There is no reason to even try to stop it. There are no shortage of bad people in the world looking for nothing more than to just hurt everyone that gets in their way. Is America institutionally a bigoted country? Absolutely not. It's not even close. As someone who has toured a good deal of the world, this is by far the most tolerant country of minorities that exists.