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    Eerie language in Federally funded La Raza Group

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    The fifth and final category is the youth organizing model, which features youth engaging in efforts to bring about systemic change. Youth organizing is a model that trains young people in direct action community organizing in order to alter power relationships and generate institutional community change. Young people organize themselves to define issues, recruit members and/or supporters, work with other organizations, build coalitions, create solutions, and implement and evaluate those efforts. This model directly attacks the normal hierarchy and boundaries of power relationships by raising the social and political status of young people to that of mature adults. In dealing with the challenges that many young people and their communities, youth study their communities face, interact with others having common situations, build relationships and a membership base, create a governing body, and engage in action leading to a better community while also feeling empowered themselves.

    Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS), a student organization based in Salem, Oregon and a member of the NCLR LĂ*deres Network, is a strong example of how youth organizing models can be effective for some communities. LUS provides two kinds of activities. First, in collaboration with local school districts, it offers youth-structured services, such as tutoring or mentoring. Second, it works as an activist group within the community using a youth organizing model to specifically provide youth with the education and tools to accomplish social change. For example, LUS identified two major issues to be addressed- ageism and racism- when the local police department wrote and published a manual for the school system on gang intervention with unfair stereotypes of both youth and Latinos. LUS worked with youth organizers to dissect this issue and see why the stereotypes were created. At the same time, they studied how the school board functioned and how youth could fight ageism to infiltrate and have a say in the power structure. Then the youth gained support from sister organizations working either for youth or people of color, and from other youth who were participating in the tutoring programs. Finally, the collaborative effort was successful and the manual was discarded. [b]For LUS, this process- youth gaining the power to identify problems, dissect the big picture, analyze stereotypes, build partnerships with other organizations (ACLU, NAACP, unions, religious groups, universities, MEChA chapters), and finally improve and educate the community by helping them understand issues of concern- has been successful with not only local issues, but also state and federal legislation such as anti-immigrant laws, the “DREAM Actâ€

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    Ageism is a new one on me. It sounds like a medical condition or something like the terrorism. I have to sadly laugh at that crap.
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    Re: Eerie language in Federally funded La Raza Group

    Quote Originally Posted by millere
    ACLU,
    When I see ACLU in big letters like that my mind sees the Soviet hammer and sickle flag.
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    This sounds like those stupid movies where the old people are gone and the young people form their own societies and govern themselves. Young people are stupid and don't know how to do this. Power to the youths. BS.
    And there wouldn't be anything of this world if it hadn't been for the old people. They designed it all and built it all. This is more of that stupidity coming from the Hispanic organizations dreaming of taking over the US. Look where they came from. They could only make this country like the one they came from. Whoopie!!!

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    Ageism is a new one on me. It sounds like a medical condition or something like the terrorism. I have to sadly laugh at that crap.
    This means that they think adolescents should have as much right to make societal decisions as adults. So if your kid demands free condoms you will have to comply. The fact that you are older and have experience would be considered irrelevant. That's the gist of an "ageism" complaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainron
    Ageism is a new one on me. It sounds like a medical condition or something like the terrorism. I have to sadly laugh at that crap.
    This means that they think adolescents should have as much right to make societal decisions as adults. So if your kid demands free condoms you will have to comply. The fact that you are older and have experience would be considered irrelevant. That's the gist of an "ageism" complaint.
    This already goes on in the computer field when younger workers are favored over older workers. Less experience is considered better than more experience, less wisdom is better than more wisdom, etc. I had this happen to me at one job when I working for a 42 year old boss and he was replaced with a 22 year old boss that had originally been assigned to me because he was a college summer intern. Of course it was a disaster but they got around that by scapegoating the older workers as they fired them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USA_born
    This sounds like those stupid movies where the old people are gone and the young people form their own societies and govern themselves. Young people are stupid and don't know how to do this. Power to the youths. BS.
    It's like in some sad way the "yippies" and the "hippies" of the 1960's are getting more powerful as they shove their LSD fueled "don't trust anyone over 30" philosophy when in reality you should not trust anyone under 30.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yippie

    The Youth International Party was a highly theatrical and anti-authoritarian political party established in the United States in 1967. An offshoot of the free speech and anti-war movements of the 1960s, the Yippies presented a more radically youth-oriented and countercultural alternative to those movements. They employed theatrical gestures—such as advancing a pig ("Pigasus the Immortal") as a candidate for President in 1968—to mock the social status quo.[1] They have been described as a highly theatrical youth movement of “symbolic politics.â€

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    Sorry, after the first paragraph of rhetoric, my eyes began to glaze over. This is the same old garbage we hear from the anarchist and socialist types, different words, that's all.
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    Nothing but a new kind of Police State, 21st C. Obama style.
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