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Pokemon Go Raises Awareness for Youth Rights

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Pokemon Go Raises Awareness for Youth Rights

[caption id="attachment_8122" align="alignnone" width="780"] Photo: Niantic/Nintendo[/caption] When you say discrimination, people know what you’re talking about. There’s racial discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, and many others. But when you say age discrimination, people respond with a “Huh?”. Being an adult means that you were once ...

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NYRA-Broward County: Calling for New Members!

NYRA-Broward County has been active for several years now, mostly thanks to their President Elijah. Elijah has been interested in youth rights from a very young age. He worked with NYRA for a years on the voting age through social media, as well as his ...

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NYRA-Twin Cities: Going Strong!

NYRA-Twin Cities has been in operation for several years now. Amy O'Connell, President, has been leading the group for almost half a decade. Amy’s passion for youth rights came from her own experience dealing with adults. She was largely bullied in middle school and found ...

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The First “Underage” US Presidential Candidate Does Well in Green Party Primaries

History was made yesterday when 17-year-old Elijah D. Manley gave a speech at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention on Saturday, August 6, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Elijah is the first "underaged" presidential nominee to make it to a state ballot - two states, in ...

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Pokemon Go Raises Awareness for Youth Rights

[caption id="attachment_8122" align="alignnone" width="780"] Photo: Niantic/Nintendo[/caption] When you say discrimination, people know what you’re talking about. There’s racial discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, and many others....

BY Alyssa Devine
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A Brief Overview of the Problems with Teen Brain Science

Until very recently, I thought neuroscience had put up barriers to youth rights that no argument could cross. If the teenage brain is physically incapable of...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Uh, About that Teenaged Brain …

In the 1970’s, feminist Gloria Steinem wrote a famous essay considering ways the world might be different if men menstruated and women did not. Among other...

BY Bill Bystricky
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Youth Rights 101, Part 2: Different but Equal

This is part of the Youth Rights 101 series. Please check out Youth Rights 101: Introduction for the rest of the series and more information. Does...

BY Katrina Moncure
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Nominees Announced for the Second Annual NYRA Awards

NYRA is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2011 NYRA Awards! The Awards were created last year to recognize significant contributions to the field of...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Adultism and Cultural Competence

In 1988, the William T. Grant Foundation released a report that found the picture painted by adult culture of youth in our society as pervasively negative....

BY Jorge Velázquez Jr. and Maria Garin-Jones
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Teen Brains, Medical Consent & Behavior Modification

In early November, NYRA’s project, the Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth were invited to speak at the North Carolina conference of the Independent...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Childhood Intelligence

Recently, I've been giving some thought to the capabilities of the human mind and the meaning of intelligence. The common perception is that human intelligence grows...

BY Adamantaimai
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Is Temporary Injustice OK?

As part of the lengthy, ongoing debate about the voting age on Facebook in response to NYRA-Southeast Florida's awesome voting age ad, one person (trying to...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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