America’s youth finally destroyed slacktivism

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Hundreds of thousands of young children, teenagers, parents, and concerned people across the U.S. stepped away from their computer screens and left their houses on March 24, gathering in the streets to protest against gun violence in the March for Our Lives.

It would have been much easier just to sign an online petition or tweet with the march’s trending hashtag — in other words, engage in “slacktivism,” or simple activism efforts that require little action and, ultimately, have little impact. But after 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, these Americans couldn’t sit back and value the convenience of slacktivism over the dire need to go out and create real change. Read more…

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