Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
Despite months of setbacks, Indian farmers have stood strong in the face of oppression. Now, their mistreatment is gaining international attention.
Samantha Havela, University of Michigan
Male High school students from Québec made big waves as they challenged the sexism and oversexualization of female bodies built into school clothing regulations.
Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
From ‘Hunger Games’ to ‘Maze Runner,’ movies and books about fighting oppressive governments may play a part in spurring young people to action.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
As people scroll through Instagram and Twitter during lockdown, they are forced to confront images from injustices around the world.
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Once a tool against injustice, the term has become a method of gatekeeping that often dissuades political involvement. It’s time to retire the distinction between ‘activists’ and ‘non-activists.’
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
In light of a new policy for the National Football League, controversy surrounding kneeling during the National Anthem continues.
Erin Alexander, Middle Tennessee State University
The controversy is the latest in a series of blows to the reputation of the historic HBCU, whose president students are now demanding resign.
Rakshya Devkota, Saint Louis University
The Parkland shooting survivors’ activism is just the latest in a long, proud tradition of student protest in the U.S.
Elise Bortz, New York University
The March for Our Lives in New York is a reminder of how urgently we need social changes.
Recent incidents with football players kneeling during the national anthem have people questioning one of the oldest pieces of U.S. history.
Cheryl Sutton, Purdue University
With high political tension across the country, 2017 was a dynamic year for all minorities, in both good ways and bad.
Kathleen Danielson, Carleton College
UW-Madison student activist Katherine Kerwin has a bone to pick with pro-gun legislation.
Shannon Mondesir, Brooklyn College
Not a fan of Pepsi? Here are the steps to take if you actually want to make a difference in your community.
Alli Guaman, Marymount Manhattan College
The American flag, meant to represent an “indivisible” country, is for some a symbol of intolerance and hatred.
Crissonna Tennison, UCLA
Protesting the recently established President-elect may not change the outcome, but it’s still important to exercise your First Amendment rights.
Kevin Cordon, University of California at Irvine
The responses to Colin Kaepernick’s protest are teaching us plenty about the American people.
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