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Gen Z deemed “too radical?”

Many people are confused about how and why generations are labeled. While generations are seemingly formally labeled based on the numerical aspect of how long a generation spans, there are also obviously some significant political, social and moral differences that separate generations.

Scientifically, a generation is usually categorized by a 30-year span. According to Pew Research Center, Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, with Gen Z coming after. However, many sources categorize Gen Z to start in 2000. Regardless of the technicalities, many people have deemed Gen Z and even some of the youngest Millennials as too radical when it comes to social and especially political beliefs.

Why do these two generations receive so much distaste from older generations? A simple answer would be age differences; however, education and awareness have shown a significant rise in importance for younger generations, and it does not go unwarranted.

Gen Z has become passionately aware of social issues and imperfections both globally and nationally, and much of this awareness can be contributed to Gen Z’s notable access and understanding to the internet according to forbes.com. Gen Z has grown up in a world where uncertainty has hovered over their heads, and they are a power determined to change the instability of the world.

So no, Gen Z is far from radical when it comes to their views. They value diversity, equality and compassion – traits exceptionally needed in the world we live in today.

by Jordan Butler

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