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Society changes constantly. According to the experts Andrews, Ganz, Baggetta, Hans, and Lim, as times change, certain things become more acceptable, or expected of certain people and races. This is America’s society changing its standards. And it changes quite frequently. The standards society held for young adults in the 1960s are vastly different now in 2011. Back in the 60s, almost all college students were more loose and free. The majority dabbled quite a lot with drug use. And back then, they could get away with it with fewer punishments. Now however, if a student is caught with drugs, he/she will most likely get expelled immediately. Thus, college students today are in many ways, a little more serious about their education. Expert Piven believes it’s the same concept when a student stands up for what he/she believes in. Students in the 60s could stand up to authority and be okay with the risk of being expelled. Back then, the mentality of students was that it was easy to get back into school, or that college wasn’t even necessary to make a good living. Younger people of the older generation were not as career oriented. Expulsion from school was not such a huge thing as it is now. Thus, according to Piven, today, many students would be very afraid to be expelled from college due to the implicated consequences. Today’s standards expect young adults to not only pass college, but pass with a high GPA. Many students think that it’s a necessity to be able to get a good job and live a comfortable life. They are much more career oriented and thus, a good education is needed to obtain their goal of an outstanding career. Therefore, the risk of losing education seems much higher to students now than it did before. Because of this, it becomes harder to gather a large group of young people to protest; even if the cause is something they believe in.

 

 

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