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What does it mean to welcome Omar Khadr? University students and the lesson of hospitality

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Tyler J. Pollard interviews David L. Clark Earlier this year, professor and public intellectual, Dr. David L. Clark, invited the President and Vice-Chancellor of McMaster University, Dr. Patrick Deane, to support offering Canadian citizen Omar Khadr a spot in the … Continue reading




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Educated Hope and the Promise of Democracy

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The following is a commencement speech given by Professor Henry A. Giroux to the class of 2015 at Chapman University on May 24th, 2015. I am very moved and humbled to accept an honorary degree on this important occasion today, … Continue reading




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The Fire This Time: Black Youth and the Spectacle of Postracial Violence

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In 1963, James Baldwin published an essay entitled “The Negro Child – His Self-Image,” in The Saturday Review. Later celebrated as “A Talk to Teachers,” his prescient opening paragraph unfolds with the following observation: Let’s begin by saying that we … Continue reading




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Living and Learning in a World of ‘White Noise’: Technology, Youth, and the University

By Jennifer Fisher When Don DeLillo published White Noise in 1985, he wrote about a society whose proof of terminal decline could be found not in the range of man-made, technologically induced disasters it manufactured but, more critically, in how … Continue reading




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The “Suicidal State” and the War on Youth Henry Giroux explores Paul Virilio’s notion of a “suicidal state”—defined as a government which “works to destroy its own defenses against anti-democratic forces”—and how the United States is moving ever closer to self-annihilation … Continue reading




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Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence Chronicling the escalating backlash of the punishing state against dissent and peaceful protest associated with the Occupy movement, Henry Girouxexamines how a combination of ruthless violence, crisis in governance, culture of depravity, … Continue reading




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‘Kony 2012’ : Resistance in the Digital Age and the Importance of Critical Activism

“Where You Live Shouldn’t Determine Whether You Live”  Invisible Children is an activist group using digital media to make visible the abduction, torture, and military conscription of children in Central Africa. This incredible film is about the potential of youth … Continue reading




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Sexual Fundamentalism and the Struggle for Gender Equality

On International Women’s Day 2012, it is worth pausing to reflect on the past and the future of feminist activism—especially in light of the clear and present danger being posed by the virulent antifeminism now permeating U.S. politics.




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Durban Protest Lands Six Canadian Youth Delegates in Hot Water Six young people from university campuses across Canada protested at the United Nations conference on climate change in Durban, South Africa against their own federal Minister of the Environment Peter … Continue reading




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For Some, Arrogance Is Bliss Erika Shaker offers an incisive critique of the term “Entitlement Generation” and how it has been used to characterize young Occupiers by Canadian journalists and others. Connecting the grievances of the Occupy movement (rising student … Continue reading




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