Be Young & Shut Up gets its name from a protest image used during the student riots in May, 1968 in France.
In a time when the Internet is a valuable mechanism for social discourse, the slogan still encapsulates the commonly held attitude of letting things be. It’s about what the status quo tells those who want to change it. Millennials are a generation of consumers, consuming TV, news, movies, music, books, and popular culture like they do breakfast. The writers of BYSU aren’t content to let media hit them in the face, and they aren’t content to get along with the world as they were born into it. BYSU seeks to scrutinize everything, and to understand how, invisibly, media affects our politics, values, and the way we see ourselves and others.