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.”
My prayers go out to all my brothers & sisters in Baltimore. This battle is hard but crucial. The revolutionary youth will change the world.
— Amandla Stenberg (@amandlastenberg) April 28, 2015
Stenberg also took to her Tumblr to compare Baltimore to a popular movie:
Preach it, Amandla! Let the children lead them.