Getting rid of what we are used to, even if it is unjust, inefficient or ineffective, it usually takes too long. Fear, motivation, and the status quo together put us in a difficult position.
This is established. Cruel things will calcify and hinder us from moving forward, making our world smaller and our interactions becoming less human. The normal past is rejected and outdated. Facts have proved that the status quo is the status quo, because it is good at persisting.
But the brave people stood up and spoke out and acted. And the speed is too slow, and the system starts to change.
Sunk costs are real, but we must ignore them. Culture is changing, our standards are evolving, and opportunities are constantly emerging.
Better is possible…if we care enough about ourselves, stay away from brave things, and create new things bravely.