The Millennial Generation : The Generation Essay

1224 Words Sep 28th, 2015 5 Pages
When one hears of the so-called “millennial” generation, composed primarily of young people ages ranging from their mid-teens up to their late twenties, their first thoughts are “self-expressive, confident, open to change, and liberal”1 . According to the Pew Research Center, the Millennial Generation sees issues of diversity differently from any other generation in United States History. The perceptive millennial generation refuses to view issues of diversity and racism in the conventional perspective of past American generations. The millennials are aware of the past, corrupted with conflicts and left with everlasting scars of prejudices, however, as a generation, have dealt with predicaments similar in nature throughout the epoch3. Though millennials are tolerant and generally optimistic of the future that does not make them foolish enough to believe the United States of America is a “post-racial”2 society. The attitudes and practices of our predecessors hinders society’s movement towards a multifarious and nondiscriminatory society.
The millennial generation holds a different, more open perspective towards racial prejudice, racism, and diversity, than any other generation. Millennials are taking a step in the right direction and are more willing to bring to light the racial conversation necessary to assist America in becoming the ideal “post-racial” society. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 45% of millennials in 2009 claimed equal rights between differing…

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