The past 12 months there has been a lot of the “50 years later…” look back at the civil rights era in the United States. When I saw this photo in Thursday’s USA Today, I so wanted to be able to ask the white people in the photo today, “What the hell were you thinking?” The South takes it on the chin a lot in pop culture, and they should. So should a lot of the north and the US government. This stuff was just 50 years ago. It would also help if some of the descendants of those men at the counter, would appreciate what was won for them.