Why society’s “millennial” stereotype erases young Northerners

We don’t recognise the entitled, profligate avocado-obsessed characterisation.

Entitled, arrogant and reckless with money – this is the stereotype levelled at young people in the UK today. But this is generally an image of young people in the south, and ignores the reality for thousands of young men and women in the north.

The recent backlash over Labour’s youth-friendly policy of free bus travel for under-25s is a stark example. Many argued that that it would only serve to line the pockets of rich kids in London – apparently forgetting that both...
source: New Statesman

2018-04-16 14:11
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