Compared to the 1960s, professors have complained that students just aren’t involved in student activism causes, they claimed. I heard this comment as recently as 2012 about modern college students. But the news is changing: according to Stacy Teicher Khadaroo in “Why college activism is soaring” for the Christian Science Monitor, the number of incoming college freshmen “who said they are very likely to take part in protests was 8.5 percent” in 2015.
That’s an almost 3% increase from 2014—and it’s the highest percentage that’s appeared on the survey since 1967. (There was a peak of 8.4% in 1992—well before I was a college student.)
So why is the surge happening now? Read more