Here’s an interesting excerpt from a story that KPBS just did on the ‘Compton Cookout.’ -J.F.
This kind of joking around is a sign of new generational trends, says San Diego State University sociologist Jean Twenge. She’s the author of Generation Me. She says her research shows young people today are increasingly self-absorbed – and few have any grasp of what something like the civil rights movement meant.
“They (students) maybe don’t even have a lot of understanding of the history. They saw this as another group, and some of the people in this group do some things that they could have some fun with. And they don’t understand the deep pain and the prejudice and discrimination that has happened in the past,” Twenge said.
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