The “Entitled” Generation

Throughout history, previous generations have made accusations towards younger generations that they are lazy and entitled. In 2016, the United States witnessed one of the most brutal elections in modern history. Accusations towards the millennial generation (persons born between 1980 and mid-1990) made headlines weekly. Yet, this generation is the most diverse generation to ever exist in the United States of America. The diversity in this generation ranges from socioeconomic status to racial, sexual, and religious identification. The “Entitled” Generation focuses on nine key civil rights movements: African American, Americans with Disabilities, Asian American, Hispanic American, Jewish American, LGBT American (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender), Middle Eastern American, Native American, and Women’s Rights.
Millennials are “entitled,” just as every generation before, and after. They are entitled to equal protection under the law. Thanks to the hard work of civil rights activist that have come before, and the tremendously innovative activism this generation is currently pursuing.
This exhibit was produced by Brandon West and England Porter, and edited by Nancy Kishpaugh.