[Marxism] Fwd: Emerging Forms of Leftism in the Millennial Generation

Michael Yates mikedjyates at msn.com
Mon Jul 27 14:08:57 MDT 2015


While this essay in North Star is not without interest, it would have been nice if the author had buttressed his arguments a bit more  with some data. For example, on race, this piece from the Washington Post suggests that millennials are just slightly less likely than previous generations to see blacks as in certain ways inferior to whites. The most revolutionary generation was my own, the much-maligned baby boomers, who initiated the biggest change ever in the US in terms of racial equality. Also, using an old poll about how millennials are more favorable toward socialism than capitalism begs a lot of questions. What do people think socialism is, etc.? Finally, I am skeptical of the power of social media to break down differences.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/white-millennials-are-only-a-little-bit-less-racist-than-their-parents-which-is-still-pretty-racist

Of course, the author is trying to discern trends in the present, not an easy thing to do. Time will tell. 		 	   		  


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