Read up on this article from Bloomberg.
The article is based on the Social Progress Index report that is published annually by non-profit organization Social Progress Imperative.
I did some research and found results on the 2016 report and we actually rose up a rank from 19 to 18.
Over the past few years, America was faced with numerous social/civil issues that caused some aspects of the index to fall.
Since 2014, as discrimination in America rises based on race, religion, sexual identity, and national origin, U.S. scores in the "tolerance and inclusion" category fell, according to the study.
America leads the world when it comes to access to higher education.
Edit: After the couple monkey shits I got, clearly I did something wrong - is it the wording in my post? If so, to make things clear, guys, I just wanted to open this topic to discussion and get some of your opinions. Please don't shoot the messenger.
Edit2: I do not think America is racist.