This weekend, some righteous hell broke out over the Internet, as CBS News posted the BuzzFeed news story “Are Millennials the ‘Burnout Generation’?”
The backlash wasn’t because of what was there — but because of what wasn’t. There was the stodgy silent generation (b. 1928–1945, according to Pew), the huge baby boomer generation (b. 1946–1964), and the cohort everybody’s got their knickers in a twist about: the millennials (b. 1981–1996).
Even the millennials’ kid siblings, Generation Z or the “post-millennials” (b. 1997–present), got a nice little shoutout.
But Generation X had been systematically erased.