Maybe I will have to think about how to rephrase that. For now let me try to articulate the point I was attempting to make.

Your generation was probably not opposed to the end of segregation. The point is that at every historical juncture there will be an older generation set in their ways who think things are just fine the way they are.

Complaining about the young is a favorite hobby of the older generation, going back at least to Socrates judging by his disdain for “young people these days.” His rant could just as well have been a rant about millennials.

While you where ahead of the curve back then, does not mean you are today. Don’t be like George W. Bush and say “Mission Accomplished” before it is actually done.

The civil rights movement was probably a bit like the election of Barack Obama. A lot of people though this was the end. We made it. As if explicit racism enshrined in law was the only thing really holding African Americans back.

But I’ll give you this. I think a lot of the most vocal SJWs on the left are really underming the whole cause. Too many are preoccupied with naming and shaming rather than propose actual solutions. I am criticizing those kinds of people as well: https://medium.com/@Jernfrost/all-whites-are-not-racist-ddad08c992d7

As for what my generation accomplished or not. As I remarked in my response I am not American. So the civil rights was entirely different for us. The same period was primarily a fight for women’s rights. And gender equality has been an ongoing fight which my generation has been part of.

As for what has millenials in the US accomplished. Well… Obama got elected and ObamaCare happened. It may be flawed but that is a beginning of some important changes.

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