In November 2008, a political lifetime ago, the pollster John Zogby published an Op-Ed calling Millennials the “First Global Citizens.” Zogby joined other politicos and pundits eager to see in this new generation of Americans signs of movement toward an … Continue reading
What explains the conflicting data about how young people feel about race in America? Continue reading
As Baby Boomers approach retirement, the Millennial generation is getting its foothold in the workforce, and facing financial challenges making it hard to save for later years. Judy Woodruff talks to Jen Mishory of Young Invincibles and David John of AARP about the different factors that have shaped each generation’s saving habits and how young Americans can meet their retirement goals. Continue reading
Are today’s young adults more tolerant than their parents and grandparents? In a 2010 report, the Pew Research Center found that Americans ages 18-29 are more racially and ethnically diverse, and more tolerant than previous generations. In spite of this, many young people were not shocked by the racist video that surfaced last week from a University of Oklahoma fraternity. Continue reading
The nine-second video featuring members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing a racist chant has sparked anger and confusion for many millennials across the country. Students held protests on campuses and took to social media to share their disappointment, outrage and concern. Continue reading
The front-runner in one of West Virginia’s state delegate races is a college freshman who won her primary while still in high school. Meet Saira Blair, an 18-year-old Republican and the daughter of a state senator, who says she wants to get into politics to encourage her generation to stay in-state and grow the economy. Political editor Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading
There’s no question that President Barack Obama’s administration is social media savvy, with a lockdown on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr and Twitter.
The job hopping that has become synonymous with Millennials is a false depiction of the current predicament that they find themselves in, according to the Census Bureau. In fact, the Washington Post reports, the number of young people changing jobs in the last two years has been significantly less than generations prior, due in part to the Great Recession.
NewsHour Weekend asks: How do you feel about the idea of making museums more appealing to millennials with unconventional museum tours? Continue reading