I’m surprised no one has yet named the generation coming up after the incessantly discussed Millenials. This younger set – who are the children of Generation X just as the Millenials are the children of baby-boomers – is right around the corner. In grade school today, they will soon make their entrance onto the broader cultural scene. I’ve chosen to call them Generation X² in reference to their parents who came of age in the 80s and 90s.
For me, Generation X² cannot arrive soon enough. I don’t know a whole lot about them but what I do know endears me to them. They will be our first truly post-racial generation, and view as incomprehensible the single-race enclaves in which the Millenials have holed themselves up.