Social media companies are in the political hot seat over fake profiles. But in the world of teens, fake accounts can be safe spaces.
Here and Now
It’s alarming to see your parents cry, it’s alarming to see that the adult world has more flaws than you expected.
Even though people of different races go to the same schools in 2017, we are not necessarily living in the same version of America.
Does UC Berkeley’s iconic past in the free speech movement really reflect the reality today?
“It kind of brought back all the butterflies about using the bathroom period and kinda that feeling of nervousness about which bathroom do I use? How are people going to perceive me when I go there? That same kind of anxiety that leads me to avoiding the bathroom altogether.”
About one in 12 Americans suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For black youth, that rate doubles to one in six. Diamond Eugene is more than just a statistic. This is her story.
But the more I hear talk about “rural” communities like ours, the less I feel like the rest of the country understands us at all. People seem to think we’re living in the past.
“Back when my sister had an after-school job, she kept all the money for herself. I have to use my paycheck to help with groceries and rent.”
The Republican National Convention is expected to generate about 200 million dollars. That’s good news for Cleveland. Bad news for young delegates. Youth Radio reporter Soraya Shockley has this profile of one young delegate who went to GoFundMe as his first stop.