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doubt the generational name will . They will be the largest genstick, but for now we call them eration in history. Each of their Generation Z. There was Gen X, birth years is already a large cohort. then Gen Y (the Millennials), and By the time 2020 concludes, this now Gen Z. generation will include about 82 Their birth years are 2001 to 2020. million people. They will supplant The oldest Gen Zer is 15; the the Millennials who supplanted the Boomers as the largest generation. youngest has not yet been born.

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. At least one of ten of this generation will marry across ethnic and racial lines. But the number could be higher.

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. Homosexual marriage will be embraced as normative. But we cannot tell yet what percentage of Gen Z will be in a homosexual . The majority of this genera- marriage. We have much to learn about this tion is non-white. That is a first young generation, but we have . Two historic events have learned much already. Church in the history of the United States. shaped Gen Z. Most of them leaders, particularly, need to keep . Hispanics are the fastest-grow- were not born when 9/11 took an eye on this generation. There ing group in Gen Z. It is sim- place, but their parents and others are some fascinating trends taking ply a matter of fertility rates. His- have made the event a part of their place. panic mothers have an average of lives and insecurities. The second For now, let’s look at ten things 2.4 children, compared to black event, the Great Recession, is still you should know about Gen Z. mothers (2.1), and Asian and white a reality though the recession is mothers (1.8). officially over. Gen Z parents, and thus, their children still feel the im-

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