When the Truth Isn’t Told

Mike Males is a sociologist and author whose writing has deeply influenced a lot of radical, committed youth workers, myself included. As my own analysis has opened up I’ve continued reading Males, primarily because he keeps digging further into the psyche of adultism in America today. His writing is powerful, as he continuously drills into the heart of the hypocrisy, alienation and cynicism that drives our society’s treatment of youth today.

Recently I visited his site, YouthFacts.org and learned another handful of reality. But perhaps the most poignant summary of his writing is his essay called, “America ’s news media—a cesspool of anti-youth misinformation“. That’s how Males tells the truth – straightforward, brutally honest and incorruptible. Thanks for doing what you’re doing Mike – we all need your guidance.

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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