How Do Millennials Affect American Culture

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Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than 25 percent of the nation’s population, according to the new U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials are tech savvy, diverse and have the most liberal attitudes in regards to social and cultural issues than any other generation. Yet the older generation considers them to be a lazy, narcissistic and an egotistical group of people. This is false, the millennial generation is actually the smartest, most open-minded and self-involved individuals society has ever seen. Joel Stein (Time Magazine), believes “[millennials] are pragmatic idealists, tinkerers more than dreamers, life hackers”, they are filled with confidence and high expectations. On top…show more content…
These sites contain all kinds of things such as news, gossip, photographs, anything that is important in the eyes of society. The use of technology makes it easier to communicate with others, the philosophers, Kwane Appiah and Kenji Yoshino would think highly of this generation because they have developed new ways to have a conversation and are open to change. In Joel Stein’s article “Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation” he proves how millennials are positively impacting American culture, the workplace and laws through the use of technology. Millennials have created a faster and more efficient way to interact in society, they invented social media. Mark Zuckerberg, a millennial himself and the inventor of Facebook, started the movement by constructing a website that allows people to share photos and communicate with each other. Without the millennial generation social media would…show more content…
The young generation was told during their childhood they can be anything they want to be, no matter who they are. This is the idea that lingers throughout millennials mind and gives them the drive to strive for greatness because “There’s not this us-vs.-them thing [anymore]… Maybe that’s why millennials don’t rebel,” says Tavi Gevinson from Steins article. The new generation does not see racial differences, most just see each other as human beings. Millennials of all races have been given an equal opportunity to be successful in life because of the civil rights laws created by the Supreme Court. This why the young generation fights so hard for equality because their upbringing made them accepting towards all people and concerned about human rights. For example, The BlackLivesMatter movement that is going on, millennials are the majority of people out supporting and protesting. Knowing they are the future leaders of American, they feel the need to make a change in order to live in a peaceful society. The young generation is going to rewrite the current laws because they more open to change and are now able to express their voices through the use of the internet. The generation is more open to change because of their passion for social equality and have “this desire for authenticity, our
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