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50 Years Ago, A Legendary Writer Asked A Very Simple Question About The World We Live In

James Baldwin was a civil rights champion, a poignant writer, and a man who lived at the intersection of many worlds. In this interview from 1968, he asks questions about the systems in place and how he's supposed to reconcile his identities with the reality of existing in America. If you believe we live in a post-racial world, this video is a bit of a reality check.

50 Years Ago, A Legendary Writer Asked A Very Simple Question About The World We Live In
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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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