The only racism that so called "progressivism" has ever endorsed or ever will endorse is that of the anti-white variety. The KKK and the Democrats who supported Jim Crow never considered themselves as being on the "right side of history" when blacks were 2nd class citizens, they simply believed that segregation was the only option and that whites who loved blacks could very well destroy segregation if given enough time. They never even entertained the notion to play themselves off as victims to people whom they considered their enemies and try to guilt trip them. They knew their morals weren't all that sound and feared that their children would reject their ideals if they weren't kept in line. Any Republican or conservative who honestly believes that Democrats merely switched their racism alliances needs to understand that today's Democrats honestly do believe that their growing anti-white racist slogans and appeasement of all varieties of anti-white groups that control the minds of their various voting blocks is not only completely morally superior to anything Republicans will ever come up with, but also ultimately on "the right side of history" regardless of its moral standing because of demographics. There isn't a single thing that someone can say or do to white people that will receive any sort of sincere condemnation from faithful Democrats that doesn't at least attempt to tie such an event to past displays of white animosity and hate and consequently mitigate it to irrelevance(like when black kids in Chicago beat up the white Trump supporter on election night, or when black kids abused a white kid with autism on social media, which were quickly forgotten because of "racist Trump supporters" all over the country oppressing non-whites in what later turned out to be hoaxes). If Republicans don't wake up and realize how pervasive and how institutionalized anti-white racism is and is becoming more so still with each passing moment, they will eventually wake up to realize that the life of a black person in the Jim Crow South was a paradise compared to what awaits us as white people all around the world in just 30 years or so. South Africa isn't an outlier by any stretch of the imagination, it is(as anyone can see from the response of the left in the western world to the situation in South Africa concerning the whites there) the canary in the coal mine. Black people cannot even attempt to compare their experiences of racism to white people any longer, much less claim they are its only victims.