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08) Gen-X Apathetic… NOT!!!

During the early 1990s, it appears that Gen-X bashing reached a peak. Many newspapers reflected these battles between the generations, certainly no different than the ridicule of stodgy parents of the wild kids drinking bathtub gin in the 30s. They certainly had more fun. Gen-X rebuttals were rare since their collective energy was spent trying not to be evicted and hold onto one happy thought that might stop them from walking in front of a bus.

I represent an age group that has been accused of being apathetic, smug and lost. The truth is that our generation, as a whole, is none of those things. We have not been uninterested or unintelligent. Just uninspired. – Tabitha Sorin, MTV Anchor

“I represent an age group that has been accused of being apathetic, smug and lost. The truth is that our generation, as a whole, is none of those things. We have not been uninterested or unintelligent. Just uninspired.” – Tabitha Sorin, MTV Anchor • Courtesy of Newspapers.com

Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California) – USA Weekend, 28 February 1993 • Courtesy of Newspapers.com

“Here Comes the Re-Generation” by Tabitha Sorin

Article page 1 • Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California) – USA Weekend, 28 February 1993
Article page 2 • Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California – USA Weekend, 28 February 1993

One of the last interviews of Tupac Shakur interviewed by Tabitha Sorin in 1995. It represents important aspects of Generation X and the tragedy of a beautiful, young man who fell through the cracks of an indifferent society; forced to trust in criminals in order to survive. Sorin’s article reflects the sentiments expressed by Shakur.


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