‘Boomer’ is Not the Ageist Slur You Think It Is

In a tweet that has since been deleted, conservative radio host Bob Lonsberry provocatively claimed that “‘Boomer’ is the n-word of ageism.” Though Lonsberry seems to have backpedaled on his remark, his voice is one of many making the rounds in social media and news media at the moment, contending that this term is an offensive and ageist one. Bhaskar Sunkara argues in an article for The Guardian that it’s…