A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 13, 2016
Generation Snowflake

"Generation Snowflake” refers to young people—especially college students—who can’t handle the real world. They are like a “snowflake”—unique and fragile. Members of “Generation Snowflake” often seek safe spaces against real or perceived microaggressions.

The College Misery website began in 2010 and frequently talked about student “snowflakes.” “Generation Snowflake” was cited on May 15, 2011 and October 9, 2011. “Snowflake Generation” was cited on April 20, 2012.

“Generation Snowflake, where everyone is unique and special because they all go to college” was posted on Twitter on June 8. 2012. “Generation Snowflake’s music is little more than vapid, misspelled text messages set to autotune #gensnowflake” was posted on Twitter on March 13, 2015. The “Generation Snowflake” term went viral in 2015.


Wikipedia: Generation Snowflake
Generation Snowflake, or Snowflake Generation, is a term that refers to young people, typically university or college students, who seek to avoid emotionally charged topics, or dissenting ideas and opinions. This may involve support of safe spaces and trigger warnings in the university setting. It has also been used by The Daily Telegraph and GQ writers to refer to Millennials.

Urban Dictionary
snowflake
a person who think they are OMGUNIQUE!, but is, in fact, just like everyone else.
“you’re a unique little snowflake, just like everyone else.”
#unique #loser #sad #emo #pathetic #tokio hotel #my chemical romance
by alice begins November 10, 2008

College Misery
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
Just Turned Five and A Confirmed Snowflake
Snowflakery begins young. The stories I hear from my teacher-students and friends suggest that it may be absorbed through the umbilical.

College Misery
MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2010
Lazyflakes
I wish the snowflakes didn’t have to make their laziness so obvious. Every semester I get emails worded roughly as follows (if I strip away the bullshit and translate it): “Professor, please tell me the absolute minimum amount of work I need to do to get the highest possible grade in this course. Please tell me exactly what I need to do and think. Please give me exactly that information. Please tell me 100% exactly without requiring me to think critically or process information. I don’t really want to have to learn anything. I just want to vomit up pre-chewed information without having to work or think. That is what college is about, in my mind: doing the least amount of work possible while reaping the greatest possible reward. I don’t know why this surprises you, since my culture values instant gratification, pleasure, avoidance of work, and avoidance of responsibility above all else. Anything that interferes with my immediate happiness is wrong and I have a right to not do it.”

College Misery
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011
They have their own anthem!
One of them does, at least. Robin Pecknold (b. 1986) of the Fleet Foxes is the songwriter, and he sings of the challenges of growing up in Generation Snowflake. The song called, “Helplessness Blues,” from the album of the same name.

College Misery
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011
A member of generation snowflake on the “occupy” protests
Interesting column from Washington Post writer Alexandra Petri, describing her generation’s experiences and how they connect to the “occupy” protests.

College Misery
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
The Definition of a Snowflake
Every now and again someone from outside my profession hears me refer to students as snowflakes and asks what I mean. “What do you mean?” they ask, being unfamiliar with the kinds of behaviours and attitudes that you and I, dear reader, experience on a daily basis. And I try to explain, often using (as I recommend to my snowflakes), examples to illustrate my thesis. Sometimes people get it, especially if they have jobs which put them in supervisory positions over gradflakes. But sometimes they just think it is me being an old crank, and hating my job, and not understanding the current generation, or whatever.

College Misery
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
Snowflake generation
And we wonder where they’re coming from…

Saw a letter in the paper today from a father wondering how to deal with his daughter, who is being a prize twit, angry, hostile and impossible to deal with, because he can’t pay for her to move out of the house, give her a car, etc etc, like all her spoiled friends.  He is paying for her tuition at an excellent university; but he hasn’t got the money to buy her a sports car and a condo too.

Twitter
Mass. Conservative
‏@MassConserve
Generation Snowflake, where everyone is unique and special because they all go to college. #snowflake #notworthit @MGraham969
7:57 PM - 8 Jun 2012

Twitter
Sh!tWinecoughSays
‏@WalterWinecough
Generation Snowflake’s music is little more than vapid, misspelled text messages set to autotune #gensnowflake
1:47 PM - 13 Mar 2015

Washington (DC) Examiner
The survivor class: Coming to a job near you
By ASHE SCHOW (@ASHESCHOW) • 3/26/15 5:00 AM
With all the attention being paid to college-aged social justice warriors and microagressions, one has to ask: What happens when all these delicate snowflakes enter the workforce?

Twitter
Yale Cohn
‏@YaleCohn
Via @AsheSchow: What’s going to happen when generation snowflake leaves their hugbox for a corporate cubicle?
10:42 AM - 26 Mar 2015

Twitter
Subtle Deviancy
‏@subtledeviancy
@RBPundit i love the moniker “generation snowflake” that describes how “fragile” and “precious” they consider themselves to be.
9:40 AM - 17 Apr 2015

Twitter
Andrew - SkullHQ
‏@Skull263
What’s sad? My generation has the nickname “Generation: Snowflake” because we all think we are so different and special from other people.
2:52 PM - 1 Sep 2015

20 November 2015, The Times Educational Supplement, “For every flaky child we have one with real guts,” pg. 5173:
I love how, every 25 years or so, some chancer with a sociology degree and a deadline christens a generation or a social substrata with a gormless moniker like Generation Y or Sloane Ranger. The latest I’ve heard is Generation Snowflake - maybe you’ve come across it. It’s the idea that everyone born after 1990 is essentially egotistical, self-obsessed, fragile and entitled.

Urban Dictionary
generation snowflake
The group of young people today that have the INSANE belief they have the right to NOT be offended by any of the beliefs/viewpoints of the other 7.1 billion people of this planet. When these fragile/infantile people are offended, most likely they will react in someway like a toddler (cry, scream, act hysterical, etc).
Ohhh look, we have some members of generation snowflake that are complaining they don’t have any Safe Spaces at the University of XYZ.
by tired_of_the_insanity June 11, 2016

YouTube
Where Did Generation Special Snowflake Come From?
Computing Forever
Published on Jul 6, 2016
Sources:
A generation of ‘little savages’ raised in nurseries as daycare is linked to aggression in toddlers: http://ow.ly/IGO9100dBv6

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