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5 Ways to Ensure Students Become Social Justice Changemakers

Liz Dwyer

As long as the fight for civil rights is taught as a thing of the past, says Christopher Emdin, youth will "turn a blind eye to institutional racism and structural inequity." He offers five practical tips for catalyzing student action and voice. "I often tell young people that Martin Luther King Jr.'s complex voice inflections and cadence made him the early ancestor of the modern day rapper," says Emdin. "This means that they have the responsibility to be the modern day civil rights activist."

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