Something from the past that at the time was tolerated or even seemed like a good thing, but by todays standard is looked at negatively. A reference to the Olympics held in Nazi Germany in 1936.
Those separate drinking fountains for blacks and whites are a real 36 throwback.

The way women are treated in other countries its like a nonstop 36 throwback.
by LouisSiuol January 17, 2013

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