Blogs > City Editor's Blog

By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Friday, August 10, 2012

GEN-eralizing

A Facebook friend of mine, who's about 65 years old, recently posted this on his wall:


 I (age 48) posted the following response:

How ironic that you chose to bash Generation Y on a social media website that was created by a member of Generation Y. Worse yet is the gross generalization of your posting, suggesting that everyone in one age group is the same. Yes, there are slackers in Generation Y, but there have been slackers in ALL generations, including yours and mine. I prefer to look at people as individuals and judge them on their traits, not lump them into large demographic groups and paint those groups with a broad brush. It’s that kind of thinking that breeds such ugly prejudices as racism, sexism, ageism and the type of narrowmindedness illustrated above.

Labels:

1 Comments:

Blogger Philip Gurrieri said...

Y is there "so much sickness"?
Y is the 'corporation' superior to 'capitalism'?
Y is there such a need for physical punishments?
Y is there a lack of "employment" opportunity?
Y is the physical body public lacking $$$, a hindrance to society?
Y is womankind used as a "punching bag" in U.S. society?
Y has the USA never heard an 'inclusive' "State of the Nation" address?

These are the "Y" questions that were and are STILL ALIVE in this Divided_Union in the America's...

August 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home