Tuesday, March 24, 2020
I've waited quite a while to blog about this issue. For some months now, I've been discussing "Ok Boomer" with my students. It's a great opportunity to discuss the interaction of generations on various issues, including the funding of social programs and whether the phrase is ageist. We know it became main stream when Chief Justice Roberts used it. It also appears as the subject of a number of memes.
Then the pandemic came, and one of my students told me about "boomer remover" which frankly left me aghast. Then finally, one of my friends sent me the link to this cartoon, (see below, reprinted with permission) showing a kinder take on the pandemic's impact on boomers. So if you need an uplifting moment, check it out here. To learn more about the author, Syne Mitchell, and to follow her cartoons, click here.