I correct the people who lump Boomer and X together. It usually takes a few tries but eventually they see it. I’m an ally in their fight although they have a lot more to complain about.
I let the memes guide the way. I like correcting bad memes anyway. I don’t see as much “Boomer + Gen X” as I did a year or two ago. A lot of it was during Bernie Sanders run.
I usually relate how I couldn’t finish college due to $ either and also acknowledge they have it worse. For example, it took me a LONG time to realize that “falling into” good jobs in the 90s, especially getting an IT position WITHOUT a college degree that ISN’T part of a degreed IT staff with all the certifications, just doesn’t happen anymore.
My skills that were uncommon are now everyday and common and the entry bar is MUCH higher for IT positions, even through temping.
So, I acknowledge where I had it easier and where they have it harder but not until I get THEM to see “Gen X is not Boomer”.