Has DeSantis met the college students of the year 2023? If he has, he has somehow missed entirely their makeup and conviction. This generation of young people — Gen Z as they are commonly known, but whom I call the Solidarity Generation — requires no prodding by college professors to stand up for social justice or oppose systems of oppression.
Today’s college students are hyper-interconnected. Accused of addiction to smartphones and social media, the members of Gen Z actually are using those devices and apps to transcend traditional boundaries, including borders, socioeconomic status and generations, as they build community.