I hope I might be able to shed some light on this topic by elaborating a bit; if not then I apologize.
But from what I have seen, it appears that both sides have become a product of their environment. Society in and of itself has become perverted by things such as consumerism, media influence, religious norms, and in some cases, imposed 'family values.' A good example of what I mean by imposed family values comes from a story that I was told by a truck driver who worked for the company I dispatch for. He told me when he was 16 his grandfather forced him to witness a lynching in order for them to try and teach him how worthless another races' life is compared to theirs. You can also see examples of this in religious texts, I can't count how many parts of the bible reference this sort of thing towards women, one of which being killing a rape victim because she did not scream for help, Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB.
And it is disturbing to see people become so invested into downgrading another individual for their sex or race for that matter. Even sexual orientation in recent years. Yet we see it everyday. And sadly I don't think we'll be seeing any less of it for a long time now mainly because of all the airtime some of these people get...
But that's not to say that there is no hope, there are still brilliant and wonderful people in the world, however few there may be, and they will offer the next generation their perspective in hopes of them becoming more of what we need to see in the world. A civil society, a society that is not quick to pass judgement, and a society that does not implement gray areas into laws involving civil rights of any human being regardless of the aforementioned attributes to try and sway the populous to their point.
Though maybe I'm just sounding overly idealistic at this point.
'I expect the worst, so that I am never disappointed.'