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RACE: ‘Millenials’ most welcoming to diversity

Letter by Allyson Swanstrom, Longview on April 25, 2012 at 11:51 am | 60 Comments »
April 25, 2012 11:51 am

The racial inequality that still affects our country today is a large reason for the lack of opportunities that many minority groups face when trying to loosen the grips of poverty. A large factor in the many reasons behind this social injustice is the common misconceptions surrounding work ethic and stereotypes.

Although statistics show that more than half of Americans agree that there is racial inequality there is progress, I am proud to be a young adult in “the Millenials” generation. More so than any other generation before us we are the most welcoming to diversity and the least skeptical towards government. Even with unemployment rates being at record lows and seeing the effects of the recession we still are hopeful and want to see change.

Research has shown that young Americas are open to government action aimed at problem solving and addressing race-based barriers to opportunity. Race as well as many other issues shouldn’t be a factor in poverty anymore. I hope that my generation along with others in the future can help change the ongoing discrimination in America.

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