By: Andre, Junior, Rajast, Dylan,Tirik
Its a way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm. Counter culture youth rejected the cultural standards of their parents, with respect to racial segregation, the Vietnam war, sexual mores, women rights, and materialism. Hippies were the largest counter cultural classification comprising mostly white members of the middle class. The counterculture movement divided the country.
The movement died in the early 1970's because most of their goals had become mainstream and because of rising economic troubles.