Failure To Quit

Zinn, Howard
http://howardzinn.org/failure-to-quit/

Publisher:  HowardZinn.org
Date Written:  13/09/2016
Year Published:  2016   First Published:  1990
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20192

Zinn argues that pessimism over the so-called 'me generation' apparent apathy was unfounded, and that activist ideals do consistently carry over across generations.

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We hear many glib dismissals of today's college students as being totally preoccupied with money and self. In fact, there is much concern among students with their economic futures - evidence of the failure of the economic system to provide for the young, more than a sign of their indifference to social injustice. But the past few years have seen political actions on campuses all over the country. For 1986 alone, a partial list shows: 182 students, calling for divestment from South Africa, arrested at the University of Texas; a black-tie dinner for alumni at Harvard called off after a protest on South African holdings; charges dropped against 49 Wellesley protesters after half the campus boycotted classes in support; and more protests recorded at Yale, Wisconsin, Louisville, San Jose, Columbia.

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