I don’t want to focus on this ridiculous article: Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25, or the 600+ comments on the article, most of them probably blasting the author.
I want to focus on a reality and truth:
YOU are being discriminated against. Period.
As long as there are articles like this (and the many thousands of people who think like the author, but don’t have a platform or the time or guts to write about it), discrimination will exist.
I think this article had a backfire effect, which is to show young recent-grads as entitled, out-of-touch, and having poor judgement skills.
How do you defeat discrimination? You can call for legislation (yeah, that will work – not), or you can figure out how to deal with it.
How do you communicate that the reason you are being discriminated against is not a liability? Head-on and tactfully.
How do you do it? This is not a pink elephant… this is front-and-center, and probably the biggest concern my audiences across the U.S. worry about.