Are young people not so hot on free speech these days? Maybe. But it’s not a new thing, and it’s not just young people.
Free speech zones. Book banning. Facebook’s nudity rules. The hysteria over ‘Islamic indoctrination.’ Let’s review just some of the threats to free speech in 2015.
Protests and criticism are one thing– calls to defund a Wesleyan student newspaper over an op-ed go too far. Student government officers, and the newspaper itself, must do more to support free expression.
NCAC and FIRE weigh in on the controversy over the firing of LSU professor Teresa Buchanan, who reportedly told a number of jokes that some students found uncomfortable.
From Center for Constitutional Rights: Synopsis Blum v. Holder is a federal lawsuit challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. The plaintiffs are five longtime animal rights activists whose advocacy work has been chilled due to fear of being prosecuted as a terrorist under the AETA. … Pushed through […]