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The Issues are Obvious to the Youth

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At least part of the population isn't unconscious.

This is a good read....



..... become the norm around the world. Fed-up youth are agitating for movement on a variety of causes, from a cleaner environment and stricter gun control to more social and educational equality.

Young activists among U.S. founders

Youth activism has long been a part of American democracy. Alexander Hamilton was just 21 when he signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776; John Marshall and Aaron Burr were 20 and James Monroe was 18.

In 1951, black teens in Farmville, Virginia, walked out of class to protest the substandard conditions at their segregated high school. The effort turned into a lawsuit that became part of Brown v. Board of Education, and the Supreme Court ultimately ruled schools segregated by race were unconstitutional. 

Linda Brown:9-year-old girl from Brown v. Board of Education died in 2018 at age 76

In the 1960s and ‘70s, young Americans led the fight for civil rights and women’s rights and for exiting the Vietnam War.

Teen activism captured headlines two years ago when a group of survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, turned their grief into anger and became national advocates for stricter gun laws. Articulate and poised, the students were falsely called “crisis actors” by critics even as they lobbied at their state capital and gave speeches that went viral. ...............https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/02/07/black-history-month-climate-change-nyc-doe-gun-control-segregation/4648485002/


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Well...it looks like not all the youth get it.....



Two kindergartners in Utah told a Latino boy that President Trump would send him back to Mexico, and teenagers in Maine sneered "Ban Muslims" at a classmate wearing a hijab. In Tennessee, a group of middle-schoolers linked arms, imitating the president's proposed border wall as they refused to let nonwhite students pass. In Ohio, another group of middle-schoolers surrounded a mixed-race sixth-grader and, as she confided to her mother, told the girl: "This is Trump country."

Since Trump’s rise to the nation’s highest office, his inflammatory language — often condemned as racist and xenophobic — has seeped into schools across America. Many bullies now target other children differently than they used to, with kids as young as 6 mimicking the president’s insults and the cruel way he delivers them.

Trump’s words, those chanted by his followers at campaign rallies and even his last name have been wielded by students and school staff members to harass children more than 300 times since the start of 2016, a Washington Post review of 28,000 news stories found. At least three-quarters of the attacks were directed at kids who are Hispanic, black or Muslim, according to the analysis. Students have also been victimized because they support the president — more than 45 times during the same period.......https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trumps-rhetoric-has-changed-the-way-hundreds-of-kids-are-bullied-in-classrooms/ar-BBZXXkN?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=U508DHP

These are sad, stressful times.

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