It took the Mormons and the Southern Baptists over a century to forsake much (but certainly not all) of their institutional racism. In rigid, authoritarian institutions, it takes multiple generations to sever the strands of the web. Many are bound by strong threads to be the spider’s next meal. Our spiders will have fewer and fewer meals as the decades pass.
Some of you are primarily motivated by Loyalty, and you must be faithful to your most basic motivation. Captain Edward Smith went down with the Titanic. Many of his uniformed subordinates, and passengers, however, did not.
Survivor reports made later White Star ships better able to fulfill their intended mission, to do that for which they were originally designed. It is possible to redirect our Loyalty impulse, and those of the people around us, toward other important objects.
Leading by example counts.