In the US context, it certainly seems that conservatives are trying to conserve racism.
Based upon what? All we hear is how racist everyone is suppose to be and not a single recommendation what should be done about it. It is the Democrats who are keeping racism alive. If not, they would be offering solutions instead of baseless accusations. They aren’t because their party dies without racism being sensationalized.
Which is why a lot of conservatives are considered progressive, since many of them do not actually support racism.
You still thinking we are at the stage where it is progressive not to be racist demonstrates the rhetoric is based upon keeping the past alive. As stated, Democrats must keep this past alive for their survival. They are the conservative racists. They want things to stay the same. A country not divided by race is their worst nightmare.
Minorities are very slowly waking up to this, which is why every one who speaks out as a conservative must be crucified. Name one Black Conservative the Democrats and MSM hasn’t tried to destroy? Look at the media reaction to Kanye West based upon his political leanings of the moment. It is ridiculous his treatment by the media changes based upon his political utterances. He switches from villain to hero back to villain overnight.