What We’re Reading

August 18, 2016

Every other week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civic education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!

 

The Mainstreaming of #BlackLivesMatter, The Ringer. The hashtag has become a widely used symbol of allyship with the Black Lives Matter activist movement – but how does social media activism become a viral tool for a movement? Read on to find out! August 16, 2016

 

Have Politics Become So Ugly That Educators Are Afraid To Teach Civics? Fast Company. The polarizing state of the presidential election compounded with an emphasis on educational trends that turn away from teaching civics, teachers feel ill-equipped to meaningfully engage students in current political affairs. August 13, 2016

 

For millennial voters, the Clinton vs. Trump choice ‘feels like a joke’, The Washington Post. Millennials share their feelings of disillusionment with the current presidential candidates and the political process at large. August 13, 2016

 

Critics See Efforts by Counties and Towns to Purge Minority Voters From Rolls, The New York Times. Ethics of voter poll purging are called into question in Sparta, GA in a post Voting Rights Act world where the preclearance mandate – a requirement that any changes to election law would have Justice Department approval before it could be put in effect – no longer stands. July 31, 2016

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