Abigail Fisher and the Me Generation

Her affirmative action case is one example, but millennials' sense of entitlement transcends race.

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On the meaning of her study, Twenge noted in 2011 that she was concerned about a growing culture ''that seems to not just accept narcissism but finds it laudatory." The college students she spoke to weren't surprised about her findings, telling her, "We have to be this way because the world is more competitive." Twenge countered that the problem with such a pro-narcissism stance is that it "doesn't help you compete" and "blows up in your face eventually.''

One hopes so, anyway.

Michael Arceneaux is a Houston-bred, Howard-educated writer and blogger. And a millennial. You can read more of his work on his site, The Cynical Ones. Follow him on Twitter.

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Michael Arceneaux hails from Houston, lives in Harlem and praises Beyoncé’s name wherever he goes. Follow him on Twitter.

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