Students protested against civil rights violations in the mid-1900s. They burned brassieres to symbolize the end of women’s oppression. They marched and rallied against war while their peers were drafted and died in the Vietnam War.
Today, activism on college campuses has a different feel. Instead of burning effigies of George Bush, students joined to support voters rights and empower youth to take advantage of their Constitutional rights.
Instead of flocking en masse to New Orleans, students raised thousands of dollars for relief efforts, they shipped care packages to families in need and hosted round tables to discuss the inadequacy of the response from the federal government.Read more