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'Generation Must Show Itself'

January 11, 1988

As a person who was born during the labeled "baby boom years," I get angrier every year. Articles such as Webber's help fan the fire.

In this age of equality members of the media are very careful not to make generalization about members of a certain race, sex, or religion. Yet they continually generalize in regard to one's age bracket.

My generation is represented by many different types of individuals. Some marched against the war in Vietnam, others died in Vietnam's rice paddies. Some enjoy yuppie life styles, while others try to make ends meet until the next payday. Some live the life of Wall Street, while others live on the street. Some vote for Ronald Reagan while others dream of a new John F. Kennedy. Some marched on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King, while others joined the Ku Klux Klan. Some went to college, while others went to work in the same factories as their parents. Some went to San Francisco for love-ins and drug experiments, while others fell in love and got high on family.

My generation consists of governors, judges, waitresses, janitors, doctors, murderers, drug addicts, mothers and prostitutes. We are as unalike as any other generation. The only thing that continues to bind us is the media's fixation with our dates of birth.

We are the same as our entire society: rich in our diversity.

RAMONA EVERSON

Redlands

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