Newsweek (28 November 2014)
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aware and optimistic about their futures yet anxious about their country. Two-thirds of teens (68 percent), for example, believe the United States is on the wrong track, and 59 percent think pop culture keeps the country from talking about the news that really matters. Faith in God or some other divine being dropped from 96 percent in 1966 to 83 perNEWSWEEK cent. Twice as many teens today feel their parents have tried to run their lives too much (24 percent, up from 12 percent in 1966). Fifty
Donald Trump’s xenophobic politics—reveal a country deeply divided on race, with seemingly little hope for reconciliation. For many black Americans, the entire casino is stacked against them: They’re disproportionately affected by unemployment, poverty and a lack of educational opportunities. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, and while blacks and Latinos make up 30 percent of the population, they account for 58 percent of the prison population. In 2013, the wealth gap 36
that as the old generation dies out, things much as I can, because I know a lot of people don’t have the race and class privilege that I do. It’s definitely not something I deserve or another person doesn’t deserve.” Rissa, 16, Indianapolis: “Everybody has to realize that skin color is nothing more than someone having more pigment than someone else. Until people realize that, we’ll still have those people who are extremely racist.… We’re programmed to find flaws in others and extort them.” THE
Life Too Much/Yes 24% + A N D R EW BURTO N /G E T T Y RISE UP: Social media and the internet have given today’s youth a front-row seat to the current civil rights battles and put them on the front lines. Teens today admire Selena Gomez, but they idolize Beyoncé, in part because she injected police brutality and civil rights into one of the largest, most American cultural events of the year. NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks points out that in the past two years we’ve all witnessed
lives in Southern California and avoids the spotlight. (Her most recent IMDb entry, for Mr. Nice Guy, is from 1987.) “People don’t even know I’m an actor! If I ever let them know, they’re so surprised,” she says. “I’m very private about my personal life.” Asked if her life unfolded how she imagined it would, she bursts out laughing. “No! Because of Newsweek magazine, I didn’t have a chance to imagine how it would come out!” Before Newsweek came into her life, Smithers was just a 16-year-old