Twitter, well, Twitter is a lot of things but it does provide some great discussion/debate threads if you’re patient to find the gems.
Here are five threads that gave me some ideas for discussion questions:
What causes poverty: moral failures or society’s failures? (*remember, in strong argumentative reasoning there is always the third rail)
Once again, we continue to treat poverty like a moral failure. Thank you for your contribution and being the conductor on a train that is never late. https://t.co/PSW4czkIAm
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 18, 2018
Why don’t more girls sign up for computer or technology classes?
My daughter started 9th grade yesterday. Her first class of the day was Computer Science. A class of 19 boys and her.
The teacher thought she was lost, and asked which room she was looking for.
And we wonder why this industry has a diversity problem.
— Jeff Blankenburg (@jeffblankenburg) August 17, 2018
Is talking and learning about controversial topics more or less important than not causing conflict in school?
There’s a lot of “This is America” that’s ripe for meme-ing — and maybe some of that was the point — but I wish people would’ve worked some of the harder parts into memes.
There’s so much going on in this video that’s gone unexplored by pop culture. It’s not fucking funny.
— Kara Calavera (@KaraCalavera) August 18, 2018
What is going on here?
I’m speechless 😶! To watch this Georgia state senator justify the president’s use of the N-word has my mind spinning on this morning. Is this where we are now as a country…or is this where we’ve always been? 🤦🏽♂️🤷🏽♂️ @CNN pic.twitter.com/73kWMvs7b3
— Patrick Maxwell (@PastorMaxwell) August 18, 2018
Is it possible to stop gun violence?
How do you save millions of dollars and reduce gun violence in proven ways that you know will work? Intervention programs. Watch @_RamonContreras explain or visit https://t.co/jWPUOYPDlS pic.twitter.com/XNeZsyNblE
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) August 17, 2018