In times of social tension, different people react differently to the issues in the developing society. Personal beliefs, values, and cultural backgrounds all factor into their differing perspectives. In Episode 2 of Castle Speaks, the Teen Interns researched and cultivated information that spans from the Holocaust to 9/11. The tragic events we researched all had one thing in common; they were all symbols of injustice in history. The root of the injustice came from one group of people who shared the similar belief that foreign presence in their vicinity makes them uncomfortable, thus a specific group of people were targeted due to the fear of their foreign status. The measures that were taken to exclude the specific group of people ranged from laws to mass executions.
One specific event that the Teen Interns discussed was the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement was a watershed in history, known for its progression on ending racial segregation and discrimination. A group of Teen Interns shared their thoughts on the topic and had an interesting conversation on what they would have done if they lived during that era. The unamious response was that the Teen Interns would have participated in the movement. This sums up the mission behind the Castle Speaks podcast production; the podcast offers an opportunity for teenagers to have their voices heard on important matters and for their voices to serve as encouragement for other youths who are afraid of speaking up due to judgement from those who believe teenagers are not mature enough to deal with "adult matters".
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History.com Staff. "Civil Rights Act." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2010. Web. 01 Mar. 2017.