Pardon my ignorance, but this seems to me to be a lot akin to the more neutrally-worded "Generation Gap"
that has been around for ages. The idea that people from different generations have different paradigms and a lack of understand of the issues and priorities seems quite similar.
The only difference seems to be that instead of it being a mutually-agreed upon difference - that there is a divide between the age-groups, this is saying that one side is being marginalized, downtrodden, or made to feel less by a larger, more dominant group.
But is the root of the issue basically the same? A lack of understanding, and the differing behaviours associated with that?