I’m part of Gen X and maybe we are the reason for crazy college protests

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Watching recent protests and violence on college campuses, one must ask where the adults are in the room. Boards, administrators, faculty, staff and parents all fit the bill. Someone taught these kids this kind of behavior, either actively or by neglect. 

Gen X deserves some scrutiny in all this. 

We are the gappers, the smaller generation between the Boomers and the Millennials. We missed Watergate and Vietnam, but grew up in the booming ’80s and ’90s. Our key historical experiences were Republican presidents, the fall of the Berlin Wall and of course … “Friends.” We found the Internet long before Gen Z got it at their fingertips. And we had the best music, just ask us. 


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