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Philadelphia: Day of Protest on Ferguson Outrage, November 25, 2014.

"A long day of demonstrations started at City Hall with a march to Temple University, followed by a march to the 9th Police District to free two activists arrested in yesterday’s protest, before a final march through Center City streets ended in Rittenhouse Square."

Photos and report by Joe Piette

A Chick-fil-A franchise based in Hollywood, California last week held a fundraiser benefiting none other than Campus Pride, a nonprofit supporting LGBT college students.

It hasn’t been specified what percentage of the proceeds from sales went toward Campus Pride, but the goal was to support an anonymous $10,000 matching grant. 

“We’re not going to turn away anyone who wants to be an ally and help us fundraise,” Campus Pride Director Shane Windmeyer said in a statement. “Activism is dirty work. It’s work that some people don’t always agree on the journey or the past and today we were just trying to be positive, to move forward and to do things that are common ground issues.”

Chick-fil-A was at the epicenter of a media firestorm in 2012 after the fast food chain’s CEO, Dan Cathy, stated in a 2012 interview that he was “guilty as charged" when it came to his company’s reported support of “traditional” understandings of family and the “Biblical family unit.”

Huh. Alright, then. 

The fact that a grown man just argued with me via social media about my opinion on Ferguson and told me that I had thoughts and opinions, while he has facts. He also told me that I was wrong because I’m young, therefore my opinion isn’t valid and doesn’t have to be recognized.

He then tracked my mother down and messaged her about me and my behavior.

That should speak volumes about how the youth of America is treated today.

No more.
We are the future.
And we’re absolutely enraged.

'What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age'.
—  Sylvia Plath

What horrifies me most is the idea of youth being promising by means of education in an age where people use the internet as a bible of justification, whilst any indifferent old-age wisdom is caged in lack of computer know-how.

- Jennifer Ratcliffe

(modernised quotes)