Young Adults, the recession, and OWS

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2011 at 08:38

The OWS movement is multi-generational, and certainly benefits from efforts to keep discourses focused on how it is not just a youth movement, not just a student movement, not just a movement of the poor. That said, it is also important to think about why OWS does seem to resonate with young adults of consciousness, to look at both the material realities that 20-somethings face today and how this influences their outlook on the future.

This article is a good place to start. http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/02/8586286-recession-threatens-generation-of-young-adults-inspires-occupy-protests


  1. “We’re at risk of losing them and seeing permanent effects,” Hiltonsmith said. “These conditions really could set this generation of young people on a different trajectory.”

    This is an interesting quote. What does “loosing them” mean? Are they going to the dark side? What are the “permanent effects”? and what is the “different trajectory” that they speak of? Do they mean that people are going to become disenfranchised and become something “other” than American? What if the disenfranchisement that the young adults are feeling is becoming the norm?

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