10 October 2011
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Paul Anger Editor Detroit Free Press 615 W. Lafayette Detroit, MI 48226 Dear Paul Anger, As a member of the Millennial generation, I am writing in response to a Free Press article titled â€œ9/11 shapes world view of a generation of kids,â€? published September 9, 2011. According to the Brookings Institute, more than 80 percent of our generation views terrorism as a life-long threat. I agree because of the tragic state of events our generation has witnessed including 9/11, the Virginia Tech massacre, and the death of Osama bin Laden. We will forever be aware of terrorist acts, but that does not mean we have no hope for a reduction in violence. To say that we are wary and worried about our nation is true; but such a statement must be put into context. Previous generations did not have access to information in the way we do today. When President Barrack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, I watched it live from my laptop on the fourth floor of the Michigan State University library. We see the wars, the politics, and the deaths virtually first-hand. My generation considers these misfortunes and instinctively worries about the state of our nation. In general, I do agree with the article, but there are more angles to be exhausted before coming to a hard fast conclusion about an entire generation. We are willing to comment on this topic and could contribute to a well-rounded definition of our state of mind. Sincerely,
Published on Mar 1, 2012
According to the Brookings Institute, more than 80 percent of our generation views terrorism as a life-long threat. I agree because of the t...