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I-Team breaks down stereotypes on millennials

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Millennials are easy to poke fun at. All it takes is a quick Google search to find the stereotypes.

The I-Team did a Google search and asked Mid-Michigan millennials to debunk those myths.

One of the stereotypes is that millennials are entitled.

"I think it's really a person-to-person basis. I have friends that they're getting their doctorate right now. They're my age. They already have a masters at my age. They're working where I'm interning, stuff like that and they're pushing the boundaries and trying to see how far they can go. But then I also have a lot of friends and some family members that they're kind of there and I feel like they just want to do the bare minimum," said Robert Schultz, economics major.

Another stereotype is that millennials are lazy.

"We are put down all the time at work by the older generations, older supervisors saying, 'Oh, you guys are just lazy millennials. That's why you don't want to pick up a shift.' No, I don't want to pick up a shift because I'm in mid-terms. I gotta study. That's 40 hours a week of work," said Rebecca Corbin, working student.

Another stereotype is that millennials are glued to their electronic devices.

"I mean, you do see them walking down the street on their phone or they're texting and driving and that's why people are always saying, 'millennials are always stuck on their phone.' But then, I also think about how it was 40 years ago when people were always glued to the radio," said Holly Borgerding, working millennial.

Another stereotype is that millennials are young and clueless.

"I know I look young, but give me some credit. I've been doing this now for over six years. This isn't my first bout into politics. I just think anyways, that I have an idea what I'm talking about, but people just assume," said Kyle Harris, legislative staff member for the Michigan House of Representatives.

The last stereotype the I-Team looked into, was that millennials are all Democrats.

"Probably one of the stereotypes that irritates me the most is people assume I would never be a Republican. I would never be a conservative because I'm a millennial," said Logan Johnson, a student at SVSU. "While Donald Trump was not my first choice and in the primaries was not who I supported, he is the Republican nominee and I really would like to see this country move in the direction that the Republican platform would take it."

The I-Team will break down politics with millennials on election day.

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