These and dozens more letters like them are part of the university’s “Kent State Shootings” digital archive. Reading them this week, in the wake of the shootings that killed 14 students and three staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is a potent reminder of what too often happens in this country when generations collide.
New York (AFP) — Young detainees are subject to systemic violence and violation of their constitutional rights at Rikers Island prison in New York City, a study released Monday found. “The investigation, which focused on use of force by staff, inmate-on-inmate violence, and use of punitive segregation during the period 2011-2013, concluded that there is […]
In a Tuesday article for The New York Times’ Upshot blog, David Leonhardt suggests that the next generation could grow up conservative — even though today’s young voters are overwhelmingly liberal and diverse, and the GOP is the party of older white voters. Leonhardt argues that ideology is generational. The hippies of the 1960s who fought against Vietnam and supported gender […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. lawmakers want electronic cigarettes to be treated just like tobacco products when it comes to barring the sales and marketing of the controversial devices to children. Senate and House Democrats said Monday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency responsible for protecting public health in the United States, has […]
July 14 (Bloomberg) — In the 1960s, young Americans questioned social traditions one after another, ringing in the feminist movement and celebrating sexual freedom. Today they have become the divorced generation. While the overall divorce rate in the U.S. has declined over the past 20 years, it has doubled for Americans aged 50 and over. […]