Young people who flocked to the United States' biggest metro areas to build careers are finding it harder to leave as places elsewhere that many of them find more desirable for raising families do not offer well-paying jobs.
In an interview with Al-Jazeera English, Truthout contributor and McMaster University professor Henry Giroux spoke about the social and economic forces that have turned young people into what he says is the most powerless, least represented and most disposable group in America, and discussed how youths of marginalized race and class might join the growing Occupy Wall Street movement. (more)
Will the young and hopeful abandon the political playing field to older voters who are angry? That is the quiet crisis confronting President Obama and the Democrats.The young and hopeful are abandoning politics to the old and angry -- not a good sign for Obama and the Democrats.