Discussion Starter: Police Officers Ambushed at Peace Rally
08 July 2016
In the News Dallas—At a protest against police shootings Thursday night, a sniper killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven more. About 800 people had gathered to march against the killing of two black men by police in other cities this week. The gunman fired..
Discussion Starter: Stranger’s Kindness Changes Teen’s Life
01 July 2016
In the News Memphis, Tenn.—An encounter in a grocery-store parking lot has had life-changing results for 16-year-old Chauncy Jones Black. The hungry teen had taken a bus to a wealthier part of town, seeking some donuts in exchange for helping customers with their bags. The..
Discussion Starter: Young People Express Anger Over Brexit
24 June 2016
In the News London—As shockwaves ring out from the United Kingdom’s historic vote to exit the European Union, young Brits are venting their frustrations. Most young people were on the “Remain” side, but an earlier proposal to lower the voting age had failed. “I love..
Discussion Starter: Orlando Massacre Leads to Calls for Love and Action
15 June 2016
In the News Orlando, Fla.—After the country’s deadliest mass shooting, Americans are struggling with how to respond—and how to bring about change. Early Sunday, a gunman loyal to ISIS killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Afterward, while politicians..
Discussion Starter: Rape Sentence Causes Outrage
10 June 2016
In the News Palo Alto, Ca.—Reaction was swift after a Stanford University athlete received a six-month prison sentence for a brutal sexual assault. Meanwhile, emotional letters shared by the victim and the perpetrator’s father sparked wildly different reactions. Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, was..