Bud, I said not a damn word about how great racism and sexism were. I said we had no Columbines in the 1950's and that is true. I said we taught children "thou shalt not kill" and we did. I said we had more respect for authority and we did. Nothing I actually said was wrong, until you start throwing in strawmen.
Racism and sexism needed to be addressed; they have been. Problem is we threw the baby out with the bath water and in the name of critical thinking we threw out almost ALL the values that made us what we were, the good with the bad.
I never said 1950 was perfect, I specifically said it wasn't. I said we had no Columbines and pointed out some differences I think may contribute.