[Ed. – Isn’t it dangerous to take shots at your parents while you’re living in their basement?]
Inc. Magazine published an article by Matthew Jones called “5 Things Millennials Want Everyone To Know About Political Correctness (That Older Generations Don’t Understand).” The article tries to explain why Millennials are so politically correct and why everyone else should be as well.
Unfortunately, Jones starts out by using some pretty ageist language.
Millennials know that using appropriate language invites rather than restricts productive conversation. Creating a supportive environment makes space for all individuals to feel welcome in sharing their opinions, rather than fearing that people will demonize their personhood and attack their character based on their identities. Thanks to the internet, Millennials are citizens of the globe and ambassadors of social justice. Unfortunately, not all generations understand how using certain words or phrases prohibits dialogue and hurts other people.
In case you missed it, Jones says non-Millennials are hurtful bigots. That’s a pretty strong microaggression against older people.
Even worse than calling non-Millennials hurtful bigots, Jones decides to speak for me.
To discover five things that all millennials want older generations to know about political correctness that they don’t understand, read the list below.