Secrets of the 99%

I am the 99%

So are you.

Our generation is drowning.

We were told education would save us; we were lied to.

^^ It saddens me that we work so hard towards our degrees and when we go in for the interviews, we’re turned away because we don’t have enough experience.

Wake up America, this is us. This is our generation.

Or, you forgo a degree & all the accompanying debt, work for 20yrs then have someone tell you “no” for a job you’re technically OVER-qualified for because you don’t have a degree. 

The system isn’t working. 

^^^ yup.

(via blkgirlblogging)

2 years ago  #debt #education #jobs #economy #activism #Occupy Wall Street  22,178 notes
"Young Americans don’t go to college to avoid work. They work hard in college so they have a shot at earning a modestly rewarding living. Unfortunately for these young aspirants, they’re slogging toward a labor market that older generations of Americans have sullied. Rather than insulting college students by suggesting that they don’t know what hard work is, older Americans might instead consider apologizing for the pathetic employment market staring down graduates in this country."
2 years ago  #education #higher education #work #students #economy  627 notes

London Riots: There is a context to London's riots that can't be ignored


Those condemning the events of the past couple of nights in north London and elsewhere would do well to take a step back and consider the bigger picture: a country in which the richest 10% are now 100 times better off than the poorest, where consumerism predicated on personal debt has been pushed for years as the solution to a faltering economy, and where, according to the OECD, social mobility is worse than any other developed country.

i need everyone in the states who’s calling the riots “mindless” etc. to pay close attention to the factors.

we are not so far removed from these conditions, and definitely not from these possibilities.

(Source: blackacrylic)

3 years ago  #London #Riots #Economy #Poverty #Police #Youth #Government  48 notes