The above incidents indicate that hate speech on the college campus is very common and serious. Some people argue that we must impose some sort of punishment for perpetrators of offensive speech on campus, whereas some oppose regulation on offensive speech. Mari J. Matsuda, the author of the article, “Assultive speech and academic freedom,” is a supporter of hate speech regulation on campus. First, she argues that hate speech on campus violates American democracy since it infringes on the rights of minority students to have equal access and equal participation in the college (Matsuda, p.150). She mentions that it is unlikely for most university students of color to experience campus life without coming across offensive speech or harassment (151).
Freedom of speech is explicitly guaranteed as a right to citizens in the First Amendment. It is true, though, that over the course of history, various limitations and exceptions have been put on these rights. One of the most well-known is the case of Schenck v. U.S. in 1919, which established that speech that presents a clear and present danger is not protected. Various other cases have also established that speech that incites crime or presents obscene material that violates the values of society are also prohibited. Therefore, colleges should definitely prevent people who have a background of violence and crime from speaking at their campuses for the safety of their students.
Anne Neal, the president and co-founder of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, brought up many great points in her speech on academic freedom. If we do not begin to allow the proper learning and teaching techniques, our society will begin to suffer. Academic freedom is in the decline in today’s society and Anne Neal wants to make a difference. Recently speakers have been backing out of their speeches because of student protests. Campuses are giving speakers speech codes with extremely broad rules.
With recent attacks on college campuses and the Charlottesville riot, many question if hate speech should be restarted for a sense of security in the nations community. hate speech should have a protection policy because it will provide a bigotry free zone for students and from psychological studies hate speech triggers violence. Sense of security, emotional distractions and an increase of absences are main factors on why college campuses should pass a restriction on hate speech. First, a restriction on hate speech allows a sense of security on the campus. College campuses like Berkley have reached out to try and propose an amendment that would ban hate speech and remove speakers like Ben Shapiro from giving a speech on their campus.
For the sake of campus protestors and their professors across the country, it’s time to make something clear: there’s no such thing as hate speech. That should go without saying, since freedom of speech and free inquiry is supposed to be what college is all about. But the recent spate of violent student protests, from the University of California at Berkeley to Middlebury College in Vermont, have been met with a collective shrug from an alarming number of college students, professors, and administrators who seem to be under the impression that violence is okay so long as its purpose is to silence “hate speech.” By hate speech, they mean ideas and opinions that run afoul of progressive pieties. Do you believe abortion is the taking of human life? That’s hate speech.
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Analytical Essay of David McCullough's 'You’re Not Special' In the 2012 article titled “Wellesley High School Grads Told You’re Not Special” author BBrown quoted the commencement speech that english professor David McCullough gave to the graduating class of Wellesley High School in Massachusetts. McCullough’s speech was controversial due to the fact that he discussed what he believes is the problem of today’s generation and how they are “not special”. David McCullough’s scathing criticism of the “Me Generation” - the early 21st Century youth of America with their culture and philosophies - is justified and insightful because the Me Generation has allowed ‘special’ to become a meaningless term, prefers to win instead of achieving and cares too much about
Title IX has become a prevalent topic of discussion over the past few months. Last September Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education announced that she would be working on rescinding the Obama-era Title IX guidance and implicating a new interim guidance. The #MeToo Movement, a campaign aimed at supporting survivors of sexual violence began taking on momentum due to accusations towards Harvey Weinstein and numerous top-tier celebrates. Recently, former USA Gymnastics team doctor for Michigan State, Larry Nassar has been found guilty for decades of abuse on young students. A scandal that can cost MSU millions for concealing reports and allegations of victims.
"Thoreau, Gandhi, and Mandela" Henry David Thoreau, Mohands K. Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela reflect the spirit of optimism and individualism. Discussing each writer's message about the power of the individual to bring about social reform. From Civil Disobedience by Thoreau was an essay about a protest against slavery and the U.S. was with Mexico, Thoreau refused to pay a poll tax- and was arrested. In "Civil Disobedience", he reflects on the night he spent in jail and criticizes the government for staying from its true purpose to serve the people. I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and system-theatrically.
Public speech is an intrinsic characteristic of most institutions that allows speakers to expound upon topics relating to current political, social, or other miscellaneous issues. Recently, disapproving students at various colleges such as Berkeley and Middlebury have challenged public orators given permission to speak at their respective campuses. Although most of these protests had peaceful inceptions, they promptly intensified until the calm civil disobedience became an escalating riot. Such protests in academic as well as non academic realms have raised the question of how institutions should decide to whom they provide a public stage to without provoking severe objections by its members. To provide fair and constitutionally aligned opportunities
‘College students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like.’ Is stated in the article The Coddling of the American Mind. The authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt use logos, ethos, and pathos to discuss the issues and solutions for trigger warnings and macroaggressions on university campuses. The authors start the article off by giving examples and other pieces of literature written about trigger warnings on college campuses, these are examples of Logos. Logos is used throughout the document for example in the third paragraph the author observed the recent campus actions at Brandeis University. The actions presented stereotypical comments about Asian students such as “aren’t you supposed to be good at math,”
Here at the University of Oklahoma, Greek life is a huge part of campus living. Our Greek system has major influence over our students and the atmosphere of the school. Last March, a Fraternity on campus made national news, for a video that was filmed off campus, and not with relations to the university. Was the university at fault for the racist song to be sung and for it to be videoed? Most people would say no, but OU got more backlash for this than the students who created it.
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