Persuasive Essay On Youth And Politics

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When people think of youth in politics, popular images of protest groups such as Antifa or Black Lives Matter arise. It has been seen at countless rallies, whether they be in protest of police violence, the presidential election, women 's rights, etc., that the youth, being people between the ages of eighteen to thirty, make up a very prominent part of the demographic and voice of the movements. The youth appear to be involved in politics more than ever before. In fact, Project Public Life, a live study and education tool set up at the University of Minnesota put teens in a situation where they had to work with others whom they may not have liked or agreed with, and the results showed that teens respond very well with problem solving (“Turning” Boyte). This may be the case, however the opinion of whether they are informed enough to give them a solid base of credibility is still up for debate. With the revolutionary technological devices that can provide anyone with the internet, it seems almost impossible for someone to lack information about politics, especially with the topic taking the forefront of major media sources and databases. In fact, approximately eighty-four percent of adults have access to the internet in the United States alone in 2015. Of those aged eighteen to twenty nine in the United States, about ninety six percent have access to internet. (Duggan and Perrin par. 1,2). The problem, however, is not whether people can get information or not. People either
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