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No one should ever underestimate the youth, especially after the recent uprising in Baltimore. Many young people have been at the forefront when it comes to protests and having their voices heard. Although some have opted to express their frustration in other ways, their actions speak louder than their words.

Amandla Stenberg, who is only 16-years-old, perfectly summed up the riots and how people are only focusing on the negative aspects of Baltimore and the double standard of media outlets when it comes to covering riots.

“Don’t condemn our anger,” Stenberg tweeted. “Don’t denounce our pain as savage. What’s savage is the cruel inhumanity and brutality of the police. Condemn that.”

Stenberg also took to her Tumblr to compare Baltimore to a popular movie:

Preach it, Amandla! Let the children lead them.

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  • binks

    I am so here for Amandla Stenberg!

  • Amanlda’s words refute the lying stereotype that the youth can’t display complex analysis about what is going on in Baltimore. Baltimore has experienced decades of neglect, exploitation, police tyranny, and poverty. We have to evaluate the complex factors of rebellions not just condemn innocent property being damaged (during the events of rebellions). The barbarous behavior of the crooked cops ought to be condemned. Amandla is certainly beyond her years in wisdom and her social commentaries are eloquent and accurate.