Youth United for Community Action
"Locked out of the legal means of material survival, looked down upon by predatory politicians and police, left with the least relevant educational opportunities, talked at with contempt and not talked to with love-- is there any question why such youth are alienated?...
They look at the lives they live and see not "civil rights progress", but a drumbeat of civil repression by a state at war with their dreams.
Why the surprise?
This is not the lost generation....
They are the children of the L.A. rebellion, the children of the MOVE bombing, the children of the Black Panthers, and the grandchildren of Malcolm; far from lost, they are probably the most aware generation since Nat Turner's; they are not so much lost as they are mislaid, discarded by this increasingly racist system that undermines their inherent worth. They are all potential revolutionaries, with the historical power to transform our dull realities.
If they are lost, find them."
Mumia Abu Jamal -- Journalist, Black Panther, Political Prisoner