on the wrong side of history

on the wrong side of history

A phrase usually used to describe outdated political decisions or practices. Someone needs to tell the president that his sexist statements put him on the wrong side of history. You are on the wrong side of history if you think injustice will continue unchallenged in your country.
See also: history, of, on, side, wrong
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On the question of gay marriage, this Pope may someday prove to have "been on the wrong side of history. That does not, therefore, make him a bigot, let alone someone of the same mold as those who once fed gay persons to dogs or burned them at the stake.