What's Wrong with Slactivism? Confronting the Neoliberal Assault on Millennials

  • Sophia A. McClennen Pennsylvania State University
Keywords: higher education, activism, workplace activism, academic freedom, Millennials


Despite the constant attacks on the millennial generation it turns out that they demonstrate extraordinary political promise: they vote at a higher percentage of their demographic than any of the preceding generations, and they do more community service. What’s more, as a cohort, they have absolutely no patience for the conservative, fundamentalist attacks on the rights of women, immigrants, people of color, and the LGBT community. Even more salient is that this is the generation that returned to the streets in protest in a revised version of traditional forms of activism, as evidenced by Occupy Wall Street (OWS).

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