Life

He’s ‘Sorry’ After Equating ‘OK, Boomer’ to the N-Word

A University of Oklahoma professor has apologized after suggesting that the term ‘OK, boomer’ is similar to the ‘N-word.’ Peter Glade’s analogy came during a lecture on journalism’s relation to new technology and social media. The OU Daily, the university’s paper, reports that when a student suggested it was the media’s job to reach younger generations, Glade called the comment the equivalent of “OK, boomer,” then added, “Calling someone a boomer is like calling someone a n—–.” Some students got up and left. Glade released a statement apologizing for using the N-word but made no comment on the analogy itself. The school also released a statement calling the use of the N-word “fundamentally offensive and wrong.” What do you think Glade meant by the analogy? Was he trying to make a comparison to marginalizing people? Why do some people think it’s OK to use the N-word? Is ‘OK, boomer’ really offensive? Do you find it funny that a generation that has mocked millennials for decades is offended when the tables are turned? If ‘OK, boomer’ is age discrimination, isn’t calling someone a millennial – in a derogatory tone – the same thing?

Join X96's email list for information about concerts, contests, and more!

* indicates required

Download X96's App



Author

  • X96 is Utah's Original Alternative. It is self-aware. It is ingrained. It plays bands like Panic! at the Disco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, and Muse. It's part of a healthy diet and it's why native Utahns are so stout and stalwart. Listen and become part of it and it will become part of you.

Comments
To Top