PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs’ series, “No Labels Attached,” is tackling the question of how stereotypes are impacting young people. On this Superbowl Sunday, we’re taking a look at what youth around the country are saying about misconceptions and stereotypes of gender in sports.
When 17-year-old Luc Charlebois woke up on Jan. 3, he checked Twitter and saw that #WWIII was trending. The trending page was full of memes and jokes about getting drafted for what was being depicted as an imminent world war. Confused, he turned to Google.
“Racism is still deeply rooted all over America,” said Martin Luther King Jr. in a 1967 speech. “It is still deeply rooted in the North, and it’s still deeply rooted in the South.”
Fifty-three years after King said those words, American students say they still encounter racial stereotypes in their daily lives. To mark today’s anniversary of King’s birth, PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs collected testimonies about racism from our recent No Labels Attached project on misconceptions and stereotypes.
One in 10 eligible voters in the 2020 election will be a member of Generation Z. Born between 1996 and 2012, Gen Zers are on track to be the most ethnically and racially diverse generation in U.S. history.
Here & Now talks with three young California voters about what matters to them in the upcoming election.
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I was at the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs debate watch party, where, over pizza and popcorn, the attendees cheered and jeered the candidates enthusiastically.
Many of the students who were there won’t be able to vote in March — or November, for that matter — but they said the stakes were high, and they wanted to participate.