Ask yourself, "Why?"
Why are some groups more likely to have a college education than others?
Why are certain communities hit harder by the jobs shortage?
For those who do have jobs, why do certain racial groups make more money than others?
And with the basic understanding that all of those disadvantages are the traces left by generations of discrimination that created more ingrained inequalities like these...
...why would anyone argue that racism is behind us? And why wouldn't we drop the "color-blind" act and start dealing with it at a fundamental level?