Typed by Edwin Bonilla
In Washington, D.C., there are posters in bus shelters in support of the ageist drinking age. The posters say “the legal drinking age is 21”. That is hate speech. That drinking age is age discriminatory against young people who are 18-20 years old. Supporting a discriminatory law is also supporting discrimination in general. The government and certain organizations are trying to reinforce the brainwashing of people of this country. Their aim is to reinforce the ageist drinking age of 21. The reason why the drinking age continues to have high support is because of the government and organizations. From the government, it is from websites, such as dontserveteens.org. Ageist organizations include the Century Foundation and MADD. Shamefully as well, alcoholic beverages companies donate to them.
People in the U.S. should be past supporting an age discriminatory drinking age. The drinking age should be lowered to 18. Young people should have their civil rights recognized. This includes not only with alcoholic beverages but with getting hotel rooms and Cannabis. The legacy of a hate group, MADD, implementing an ageist drinking age in the 1980s deserves to be gone. Organizations which go around putting posters in support of the drinking age are shameful organizations. Those organizations are trying to support the oppression of young adults who are 18-20 years old. Junk science and ageist bigotry also continue to support the drinking age. Instead of posters in support of this oppression, there should posters in support of the civil rights of young people. However, I think this is above most Americans in this decade.