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212: A Modern History of Youth Bashing – With Mike Males

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Author, sociologist and outspoken youth advocate Mike Males joins me share his insights on the social, political and cultural problem of blaming, shaming and framing youth. I have referenced his work several times in the past, and it was a pleasure to have him on the show.

Questions/Discussion topics:
-Genesis and purpose of your work:
-Have you examined this problem of scapegoating youth in other cultures?
-Trends you’ve noticed? Ebbs and flows? Is this attack on
youth getting more intense?
-Is a lot of this problem attributable to the win-lose environment of politics?
-The generalized fear of change
-The selfish and myopic Baby-boomers
-Loss of empathy for their child self
-“age-dualism”
-How does your political outlook inform your work?
-profitability of institutionalized youth
-Do you see Individualism /self-interest as dirty words?
-Lowering the voting age?

What is the call to action for young people, towards a solution?
What is the call to action for concerned adults?

Bumper Music:
“Wandering Child” Government Mule

Look Closer:
National Youth Rights Association – http://www.youthrights.org/
Youth Facts – http://youthfacts.org/
CIRCLE – http://www.civicyouth.org/
The Scapegoat Generation: America’s War on Adolescents – http://www.amazon.com/The-Scapegoat-Generation-Americas-Adolescents/dp/1567510809

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