My current coworkers at a small privately owned company have no problems saying racist, homophobic, and misogynist things. They have no problem vaping at MY desk without asking first. There's not a right wing conspiracy that they don't believe. I was hired for a report writing / data analysis position but no one outside my boss and one sales manager is really interested in my work. The COO openly diminishes data driven approaches and took six months to respond to an email from me. All of these traits go directly to the owner.
After the George Floyd related protests in June and the open racism took off, I reached out to my recruiters and they asked why I was looking for a new job. I tried to go vague by saying "It's not a good culture fit" or "It's a negative working environment" and other things along those lines. Each time, they pressed for details. I didn't know what else to say, so I went with the truth, and that was awkward for everyone.
Because of the pandemic, there's not been a lot of job opportunities come up, but next month there's two spots opening up that I should have a decent shot at.
Assuming I make it to the interview stage, and they ask me why I'm looking for a new opportunity, especially since I've only been in my current job for a little over a year, how do I politely summarize the first paragraph so I can effectively answer the question, but not make things weird?