Many historically-discriminated-against groups have legal and social protections from discrimination these days. In America it's now socially unacceptable to make public racist or sexist comments, and illegal to carry out most forms of racist or sexist discrimination. But you can't cure centuries of historic wrongs in just a few years. This is the fallacy of people who advocate for gender-blind and race-blind policies. It takes many generations to undo the effect of centuries of discrimination, so just because the law and society are beginning to catch up doesn't mean the work of supporting historically-discriminated-against groups can stop.
It's awful that this isn't clear to every single person. You can't go uphill without pushing.