The Dumbest Generation- - Ogunrinola 1 Bukky Ogunrinola AP English 11B Scaggs 4 23 March 2017 The Dumbest Generation It seems almost trendy to the

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Ogunrinola 1 Bukky Ogunrinola AP English 11B Scaggs 4 23 March 2017 The Dumbest Generation? It seems almost trendy, to the point where it has become constant, that elders in our communities have found more and more reasons to blame millennials as the perpetrators for all evil and misfortune in society. Author Mark Bauerlein even goes as far to claim that those under the age of thirty constitute and create the “dumbest” generation in modern history. He argues that as youth, we have not taken advantage of the free resources that we are given, and therefore, our enlightenment has yet to happen. He states, “You can quote me on this; You guys don’t know anything.” Not only is his claim incredibly disrespectful and demeaning to those who he targets, it is nothing short of a faulty generalization, when he makes such an outlandish claim, yet only finds himself citing one study. I propose that Bauerlein fails to understand the power of youth and the true intelligence that we hold. We are far from being the dumbest generation, far. There is no doubt that technology and media have integrated beautifully into the lives of young people. As a millennial, I find it very easy to get lost into the world of a technologically

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