Is ‘OK, Boomer’ Age Discrimination? Supreme Court Might Tell Us

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Life may be a meme—or at least it may seem that way sometimes, especially after a meme embodying intergenerational conflict recently worked its way into arguments in an age discrimination case before the highest court in the land. At oral arguments in Babb v. Wilkie, Chief Justice John Roberts asked one of the advocates if using the phrase “OK, Boomer” during the hiring process was age discrimination.

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According to Merriam Webster, a meme is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture

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