Young and misunderstood

I was thoroughly disgusted by the opinion-page article, ``Generation X Meets a Liberation,'' May 10. I am in my 20s as well, but I do not feel I have to apologize for my generation before making a statement. I remember signing in for selective service when I turned 18. I had to do this to receive Pell grants to go to college. I worked with Amnesty International to secure the release of a prisoner detained by the mass arrests South Africa had in 1987 and '88. I wrote letters to the local newspaper protesting the Gulf war and our involvement in it. Why do I have to hear over and over about ``Generation X'' and how it is so much less than the generation of the '60s? Jean Jones, Wilmington, N.C.

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