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It was only one month ago when The Iowa Standard reported about the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County and Polk County 4-H holding its first “Power of Us Youth Summit.”

The goal of the summit is to “engage youth in civil and human rights issues and empower them to use their voice and leadership to address challenges and highlight opportunities to make an impact locally and globally.”


Session topics included:

*Criminal Justice
*Immigrants and refugees
*Civil rights history
*Anti-black racism
*Gender equality
*Racial justice and equity (including AAPI & BIPOC)

Two students were chosen to participate in the “Power of Us: Arts for Activism Showcase.” Both “activists” are involved with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Both activists helped lead the charge in having Des Moines Police officers removed from Des Moines Public Schools.

All of that is allowed, but the photo displaying the Trump flag needed to be approved? The Story County 4-H Youth Coordinator wasn’t sure if it violated 4-H rules, but meanwhile that conference on those topics was perfectly fine?

As they say, if not for double standards, some people would not have any standards at all.

Author: Jacob Hall


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