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The politics of student and youth activism . . . finally

Practical Politics

David L. Horne, PH.D. | 11/21/2013, midnight

So they stood up. They took the risk, knowing there will be plenty of negative repercussions and scuttlebutt.

We salute them and all who are working with them, including Professor Keith Claybrook of the Africana Studies Program at CSUDH. It’s about time.

It’s also an excellent opportunity for all of us to get to work to help them. If this turns into a new 21st century student movement, great! More power to us all, and especially more power to student initiative and gumption. They’re not dead or stoned out after all, folks. They’ve just been laying in the cut waiting for the right motivation. The Trayvon Martin injustice apparently did it.

Learn well, young charges, and don’t stop. Your future, and our legacies, depend on your critical common sense and continued vigilance. Continue to act up for a good cause!

Professor David L. Horne is founder and executive director of PAPPEI, the Pan African Public Policy and Ethical Institute, which is a new 501(c)(3) pending community-based organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). It is the stepparent organization for the California Black Think Tank which still operates and which meets every fourth Friday.

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