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The story we tell about millennials -- and who we leave out | Reniqua Allen

The story we tell about millennials -- and who we leave out | Reniqua Allen

Update: 2019-05-3040
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Millennials are now the largest, most diverse adult population in the US -- but far too often, they're reduced to the worn-out stereotype of lazy, entitled avocado toast lovers, says author Reniqua Allen. In this revealing talk, she shares overlooked stories of millennials of color, offering a broader, more nuanced view of the generation. "Millennials are not a monolith," she says.
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Edward Whitehead

Can't say I was the biggest fan of this talk. It quickly diverted from millennials to racial equality and 2019 woke-ness. Millennials to generally agree that equality hasn't been reached yet and issues exist, but every example she gave in this talk was more keenly connected to wealth and economic status (hard to achieve as a minority of colour) rather than directly racial reasons. She blames straight white males for all the issues mentioned, but a straight white male could easily fall prey to these social issues if he had come from a poor family. The whitewashing of Hollywood is raised, but black dominance in a vast number of sports is ignored because it doesn't match her narrative of a minority being repressed on all sides. The speaker should have stuck more closely to her title, or thought to change the name and dig into the roots of the issues she's highlighted.

Aug 13th
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carlos Rivera

In the mayority of such group, they're what most people say.

May 31st
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The story we tell about millennials -- and who we leave out | Reniqua Allen

The story we tell about millennials -- and who we leave out | Reniqua Allen

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