If you think millennials should just stop while they are ahead, please share this far and wide to all the millennials you know. Just tell them, ‘no’.
Most young people believe descendants of slaves should receive reparations for their suffering, a new study shows.
More than half (51 per cent) of millennials questioned in a PBS-run survey backed the idea.
It marks a stark shift in opinion from their older relatives, with 80 per cent of pensioners saying the opposite.
The same study showed a vast majority of white Americans say there should not be reparations for African-American descendants of slaves.
But more than half of blacks say it’s a good idea and Hispanics are almost evenly split.
Time may bring about a shift in those numbers as millennials of all races swing in favor.
The Exclusive Point Taken-Marist Poll was released Wednesday in conjunction with the PBS debate series Point Taken.
Overall, 68 per cent of Americans say that reparations should not be paid to descendants of slaves, according to the poll.
Americans over age 69 say by an 80-12 margin that reparations should not be paid to those related to slaves.
Baby boomers between ages 51-69 are similar, with a 79-17 per cent margin against reparations.
The numbers start changing when it comes to Generation Xers, with Americans between the ages of 35-50 breaking 73 per cent to 25 per cent against reparations.