Posts Tagged as ‘youth’

culture shockers: New restrictions on voting rights reflect fictional scenario of America 2049

When looking at the civil rights movement in the history of the U.S. we can see that we’ve made great strides.  But if the recent whirlwind election reforms sweeping through the country are an indication, we seem to be dangerously moving backwards on voter rights. Over the last eight months, around 13 states have passed [...]

June 14, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: “With Osama Bin Laden dead, can we have our rights back?” – How the effects of 9/11 could lead to America 2049

On Sunday, May 1, President Obama announced the death of Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the notorious terrorist who spearheaded the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. While the predominant reaction from around the world has been one of relief and joy, bin Laden’s death reminds us of just how big an impact the 9/11 [...]

May 3, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Re-enactment of Chinese immigrant exclusion and recent quelling of protests show a future without diversity and freedom

“The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.” – Eleanor Holmes Norton, civil rights activist and Democrat Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. The freedom to disagree forms the bedrock of a thriving democratic society. Today, as we [...]

April 26, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Fox News’ awkward reaction to SNL’s “Fox & Friends” spoof

“Fox News: Coffee, smiles, fear and terror!” On April 9, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) actors Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan played the presenters of Fox News’ morning talk show ‘Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade, respectively.  The cast discussed several current issues starting with the federal budget showdown [...]

April 12, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Rise in online learning stirs debates over future of education

With the internet rapidly penetrating almost every aspect of our lives, its role as an educational medium is now firmly under the spotlight. As more and more schools across the U.S begin integrating online courses into their academic infrastructure, critics and advocates are locked in an intensifying debate over the quality of education that online [...]

April 8, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Your thinking is correct, study shows using new media to engage youth works

Believe it or not, there are STILL some skeptics out there that doubt the success and importance of using social media to further a cause.  Yes, they exist.  We didn’t believe it either!  Some have argued that online activism often leads to citizens aligning with groups or communities of like-minded individuals, what is called the [...]

March 16, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: How to prevent cyberbullying

We’ve been updating you about the tragic cases of cyberbullying taken to the extreme.  For example, one mother in Westchester County, N.Y., discovered Formspring when her daughter came to her, sobbing, after reading putdown after putdown.  We also reported on the suicides committed by two 11-year-olds who could no longer withstand homophobic cyber bullying. Read [...]

August 2, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

under 21 club: Even before this World Cup a teen showed us that “Peace is the Goal”

From Breakthrough’s newest intern Yasemin: As I was enjoying the World Cup final with my parents on Sunday, my mom said something I found interesting, that instead of training soldiers to fight, what if countries could have sporting matches rather than wars? It isn’t the most creative or realistic idea, but it is a nice [...]

July 13, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Homeboys are saving youth from gangs

Orignially posted at Causecast by ERIN SWAN, Causecast Editor With over 1,100 gangs in Los Angeles county, the L.A. area has the largest gang problem in the United States. For many, a life of violence and crime starts in childhood and becomes a trap that seems inescapable. In 1988, Father Gregory Boyle addressed that very issue when [...]

February 18, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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