[Ed. – How can the term be offensive when it’s used to call out obviously misguided notions such as ‘the world won’t end in 12 years’ or ‘there are only two sexes, both determined at birth’?]
The University of Miami is warning students of the implications of using the phrase “OK Boomer,” a term that the school says may be considered offensive.
The university recently called its students attention to the potentially problematic use of the “dismissive” phrase in a post by Associate Director, Communications & Public Relations Barbara Gutierrez published on the university news site. The post explained to students that the phrase that “may have debuted on the social platform TikTok” is perceived by “older folks” as a “manifestation of polarization and intolerance for diverse views,” an intolerance that the school points out “seems to be prevalent in today’s society.”
“Others blame it on pent up frustration by the newer generations who have inherited a planet plagued by the ravages of climate change, increasing student loan debt, and an economy that makes it difficult for them to lead independent lives,” explains the university.