Bow Wow’s Internalized Adultism

I don’t like to speak to pop culture too often, but every now and then I turn on CNN.com in the morning for background noise. In the following video from CNN.com rapper Bow Wow, age 21, is promoting young people voting and the significance of these elections to young people today. My beef is that he refers to 18-25 year olds as “kids” and “these young kids.” I’ll write more about internalized adultism later, but in the meantime, here’s Bow Wow:

Embedded video from CNN Video

Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

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For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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