“Everyone knows millennials don’t read news” (Para 1)
–False; This claim that millennials don’t read the news is obviously not true. Even here at Georgia Tech, I see almost every student is interested in the news around the world from elections to terror attacks.
“Millennials are now the largest demographic group in the country and though they are more racially diverse than any other generation in American history, they are often depicted on TV, in movies and music, and in the news as a collectively homogeneous cliché” (Para 2)
–true; http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/millennials-most-racially-diverse-generation-u-s-history-n46361 . The source and many other across the vast internet show evidence throughout studies and tests that millennials are in fact the most diverse group yet in history.
“Millennials aren’t real” (Para 5)
–Well, this is obviously false because I’m alive.
“you are as likely to come upon an archetypal millennial as you are to run into Joe Sixpack or be invited to a barbecue at the median American household.” (Para 6)
–Partially true; while the millennial generation is the largest generation and most diverse, the “archetypal millennial/the millennial that is depicted in tv shows/stereotypical teen is just as rare/common as any other person on the street. Travel through the Universities of America and you’ll find millennials all over the place who are more dedicated to success than their parents’ generation was.
“They’re young, they’ve never had to shoulder any responsibility in life, and they really can’t even with all your rules, man.” (para 9)
–False, While this part of the editorial gives evidence through millennial slang, that slang is hardly found in any millennials these days. Millennials are being put in the positions to run the great technological boom– possible the greatest innovation in the world…no one can say millennials are lazy and have no responsibilities.
“What’s most bizarre about efforts to describe young people as a broad collective is that technology has rendered such generalizations mostly unnecessary.” (para 19)
–False. A generation is unnecessary? No. It is this millennial generation that is transforming this technology into the greatness that it will become.
“Or, as I believe my millennial friends say, “yass literal epic fail hashtag, bro.” (Para 7)
–Millennial slang backs up the ideas that millennials are too lazy to even talk correctly.
“What we’ve seen is that every single generation enters the work force and feels like they’re a unique generation, and the generation that’s one or two ahead of them looks back and says, ‘Who are these weird, strange kids coming into the work force with their attitudes of entitlement and not wanting to fit in?’” Mr. Bock said. “It’s a cycle that’s been repeated every 10 to 15 years for the last 50 years.”(para 12)
–The millennials are actually not that significant, as stated by this quote integrated into the article. Perhaps millennials are not as important than they supposedly believe themselves to be.
“We measure this sort of thing closely, and if you look at what their underlying needs and aspirations are, there’s no difference at all between this new generation of workers and my generation and my father’s generation,” (para 14)
–As in the evidence before, millennials are of no more or less worth than the generation before us; they are no more different than the hippies.
“millennials: Compared to older cohorts, they tend to be more socially liberal when it comes to issues like gay marriage and marijuana use, they marry later in life, and they are less enamored of traditional religious and political institutions.” (para 15)
–This quote shows why people of previous generations are afraid of this new millennial generation and why they often bash the generation. Millennials are changing alot of things that many generations before them has as set traditions such a religion, gay marriage, and illegal product usage.
“In a 2014 Pew study 29 percent of millennials said they weren’t religious, versus 21 percent of people in Generation X, which Pew defined as those born from 1965 to 1980.” (Para 17)
–Statistics through a study are given to prove claims made throughout the editorial, specifically proving the evidence previous to this one.
“Joan Kuhl, one of the aforementioned army of millennial consultants, told me that one of her primary jobs these days was to undo companies’ preconceived notions about millennials.” (para 20)
–It is shown in this quote how people actually have jobs to work on millennial stereotypes, proving that this is a heavy topic and many people take concern about the new generation.