On November 8, 2016, the United States elected Donald Trump as its next president. Beginning the day after the election, protests against Trump’s victory sprung up across the country.
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The 2016 election marks the first presidential race since the 1965 Voting Rights Act was overturned. What is the state of voting rights this election?
Activist Aber Kawas with the Arab American Association of New York talks about her work advocating for her community amidst a culture of Islamophobia.
Young people are the number one group impacted by gun violence, according to the Center for American Progress. Gun violence impacts people between the ages of 15 and 24 more than any other type of violence. On average, approximately 33,000 people die and 70,000 are wounded by guns every year. Many activists and organizations are working to reduce gun violence by educating the public and advocating for stricter gun control laws.
What will happen to the earth if temperatures rise by just two degrees? This December, young environmental activists from around the world will join representatives from 200 countries at the annual U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) to agree on a plan to limit the rise of global temperatures and to save our planet.
Restorative justice shifts the way that a school community treats and views student behavioral issues. When students misbehave, their peers, teachers, parents and the school administrators address it as a community rather than strictly punishing students through suspension or expulsion. A culture of restorative justice helps students to find out what they are doing wrong, why, how it affects others, and how they can fix it.
Black Lives Matter, a grassroots social justice movement that protests police violence against unarmed Black and Latino people, is sweeping the country and growing every day. From the Millions March to “die-ins,” activists of all ages are raising voices and fists to demand an end to police killings of unarmed Black and Latino people.
Come standardized testing season this spring, some students are planning to stay home. Students and parents across the country, in greater numbers than ever before, are choosing to opt out of the annual assessments, saying that they are too stressful for students, teachers and schools alike, and that they don’t actually reflect how well a student is doing.
Currently, there are about 1.6 million homeless kids in the United States—an all-time high—according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.