Six, watch out for privilege in the social justice community

We are a nation of label makers especially when it comes to generations. We tend to define each decade by its dominant cultural zeitgeist, give it a name, then take pride in each of our own coming of age years. In the 1920s, we were ‘Roaring’ but had ‘Great Depression’ during the ’30s and bounced back as ‘The Greatest’ in the ’40s. We ‘Counter Cultured’ ourselves in the ’60s, but turned inward as the Me Generation for the ’70s and got a ‘Gen X’ rating for the 1980 90s. Then came the turn of the century and the best we’ve come up with so far is ‘The Millennial Generation,’ which is kind of boring, is just a number and really doesn’t capture any cultural essence. Future folks might consider a label like the Digital Generation,’ but that’s another story.

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