4 Comments

  1. FNR

    Very well written and I really enjoyed how you have used your own background to give your point. However I don’t fully agree with the inequality with the racism. Is it possible for you to elaborate for me what you exactly meant please?

    • Lionel Longshanks

      I was purely stating that racism is in some way a form of inequality, although obviously an extreme example. However in my experience the older generation have some particular views with regards to race that they have been exposed to for their lives, which in today’s society would be seen as offensive.

  2. SB

    This is an interesting article and I agree that inequality is ingrained in the mindset. We should focus on the current and future generations.

    I don’t think that the millennials have grown up in a polar opposite world though. Inequality still exists, maybe not in the slavery/lack of political rights kind of way, but it’s still there. If you look in the US, non-whites still face racism – we constantly see examples of where blacks are targeted by the police. Donald Trump uses hate speeches and looking at the amount of support he is receiving in the US, inequality is still at large.
    Also, I’m not sure if I agree that the older generation cannot change their minds – I constantly challenge my grandparents’ mindset and question any prejudices or preconceived notions. We need to continue that because isn’t that how everyone grows and learns?

    • Lionel Longshanks

      I agree that we can look to challenge and question the mindset of our elders – however I am not convinced we can pro-actively change their mindsets with as much success. That is not to say it isn’t possible but I would question whether it is something that can be done on mass.

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