inspiring a generation

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone believes in the goodness in people.”

Roy T. Bennett

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“people think of my entire image as a kid who lives a straight and narrow life, so i can feel myself not being able to act comfortably. i’ve been thinking that i want to go through some different life experiences and have been learning a lot while living with my other members.”

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Anti-Semitic historian David Irving claims he is inspiring new generation of teenage Holocaust-deniers

Historian David Irving has claimed he is inspiring a “new generation” of Holocaust deniers through YouTube videos of his speeches.

The author, labelled “antisemitic and racist” by a judge in his failed 2000 libel action, said he received hundreds of emails a day from young people who back his views – many of them supporters of Donald Trump.

The 78-year-old told The Guardian: “Interest in my work has risen exponentially in the last two or three years. And it’s mostly young people.

“I’m getting messages from 14, 15 and 16-year-olds in America. They find me on YouTube. There are 220 of my lectures on YouTube, I believe, and these young people tell me how they’ve stayed up all night watching them.

“They get in touch because they want to find out the truth about Hitler and the Second World War. They ask all sorts of questions. I’m getting up to 300 to 400 emails a day. And I answer them all. I build a relationship with them.”

During Herbology...
  • James Sirius: CAN I GET A HELL-YEAH?
  • Professor Longbottom: *flatly* I don't know, can you?
  • James Sirius: *sighs* MAY I get get a hell-yeah?
  • Professor Longbottom: You should have gotten a hell-yeah during break before class started.
  • James Sirius: *groans* But I didn't NEED a hell-yeah during break.

The Hidden Figures effect: inspiring a new generation of women

After its initial release, the inspirational effect of Hidden Figures is still being felt around the world. “I just loved it,” says 18-year-old June Eric-Udorie, a UK-based student and campaigner. “I left the cinema and thought: ‘There has to be a way that I can open up access [to the film].’”

Inspired, Eric-Udorie set to work planning how to show more people the film. “I’d read about [Hidden Figures star] Octavia Spencer buying out a cinema and offering it to single-parent families and thought: ‘Well, I can’t buy out an entire cinema, because I don’t have that kind of money, but I can take two or three girls with me.’” She tweeted her intentions and an initially modest plan began to snowball. “I came back at the end of the day and there was £1,000 in my PayPal account.”

Eric-Udorie eventually raised enough money to put on a free screening in east London’s Genesis cinema for about 500 schoolgirls from low-income backgrounds. “There was also a panel of women of colour working in Stem [science, technology, engineering and maths], and every single girl who attended got a copy of the original book by Margot Lee Shetterly,” she says. “One girl said it was the first book she’d read in several years.”

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When I was 10 years old I fell in love with the little girl on the left who was ready to change the world with her guitar. The girl on the right is her now. She grew up to be the strongest and most inspiring woman of our generation, the one who pickes up the bricks and makes the most beautiful castles. I will never be sorry for picking her as my rolemodel.