Nike, Betsy Ross and that Old-School Flag Probably Isn’t the Real Problem

I’ve been seeing a lot of articles lately about Gen Z and millennials. Their beliefs are changing the world, rapidly reshaping entire industries, like retail. Many of these cost-conscious young people apparently feel no real loyalty to any one brand. Instead, they focus on using the vast online resources at their disposal to search out the … Continue reading Nike, Betsy Ross and that Old-School Flag Probably Isn’t the Real Problem

The Problem Between Higher Ed and Millennials #millennials #work #highereducation

When you hear the word millennials, you may expect common and rather trite complaints about them being tech crazed, entitled and lazy. These may or may not be true, but more importantly, this demographic group — a growing super power in workforce numbers and influence — may be at a serious disadvantage with regard to … Continue reading The Problem Between Higher Ed and Millennials #millennials #work #highereducation

Being Colorblind Is A Nice Theory #diversity #inclusion #millennials

ColorblindOne of my coworkers sent me an article titled Why Do Millennials Not Understand Racism? By Jamelle Bouie, of Slate.

Any reasonable adult should understand the basic tenets of racism. Of course, that is just a headline, and not the complete truth. Millennials do understand racism. According to the research stats Bouie presents, they just don’t want to be bothered.

According to MTV – likely polling this audience nationally to determine what they care about so it can convert and retain millennials as viewers – compared to older generations, this group is generally more tolerant, diverse and has a stronger commitment to equality and fair play. But this cohort also seems more interested in being colorblind than in addressing the problems around race and bias that still plague women and minorities in society today. Continue reading “Being Colorblind Is A Nice Theory #diversity #inclusion #millennials”