According to a recent blog post, Gen X: Prepare to Get Shafted. Again., by Forrest Christian, Gen Xers are “totally screwed.”
I’ve heard this same thing at least 100 times over the last three years since I began blogging about my generation. While I get a little tired of the constant negative speak, I’ve also never seen so many valid reasons summarized into as quick a read as Christian provides. Moreover, he pointed out something I can’t remember reading in any of the material I’ve covered about Generation X.
He cites a 1999 report of homocide trends in the United States. Although the link he provided to the report mistakenly links back to his site, I found a report from the U.S. Department of Justice that confirms what he wrote: Gen Xers murdered at alarming rates. Check out this graphic from the DOJ’s report.
Christian makes some other alarming statements in his blog post. Check it out and see if you agree with him. Do you think Generation X is disadvantaged more than Boomers or Millennials, etc.?