Chronologically Gifted: Ageism and Elections

Jan 6, 2017

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite

Considering post-Brexit statements like "Older white people, please die!" and the political volatility of American healthcare, Chronologically Gifted talks to Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism about age in today's sociopolitical climate.


"We don't have to choose. All forms of discrimination intersect with, and compound, one another," Applewhite tells KHSU. "And the flipside is that when you make a country, or city, or community a better place a Muslim in, to be from another country in, to be poor in, to be a person of color - we also make it a better place in which to grow old."