The Bethel School District had suspended the respondent, Matthew N. Fraser for the span of three school days as well as the school decided to revoke his name from a roster of potential speaking at special ceremonies such as graduation. The respondent’s parent reciprocated action by bringing their child’s infraction of his first Amendment right. This includes his freedom of speech.
Dorothy Siegel’s argument in the essay “What Is Behind the Growth of Violence on College Campuses?” is persuasive. Siegel persuades the reader by presenting her points and validating them with facts and statistics. One of the strongest aspects of the argument is that contrary to popular belief, students are committing a majority of the crimes that take place on college campuses; the students “themselves may become the assailants”, not persons from outside of the campus. She further supported this by pointing out that students tend to know their attackers. Another strong aspect of her argument is that campus violence is due to substance abuse. Most of the students who committed the crimes “were drunk, high, or in need of drugs” at the time of
‘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,”
The United States is facing a growing problem that shows no signs of slowing: sexual assaults on college campuses. Possible reasons for this epidemic are explained by Janet Napolitano, the current president of the University of California. She describes that “young adults live independently and in close proximity to one another for the first time” while attending college (Napolitano 387). The college setting provides students with opportunities to take advantage of one another. As a result, sexual assaults have become an issue across universities in the United States. Sexual assaults are a problem because they can have lasting effects on victims. It is the job of both the government and colleges to find solutions to the problem, by preventing
A trigger warning is often used at the beginning of a form of media to inform the audience of its content, particularly when the content may be found offensive. After looking at a handful of articles I would now define a trigger warning as attachments to media that provide a reader a heads up on certain material that may cause reactions due to graphic descriptions. The intended use of trigger warnings is to make the audience aware, particularly victims of various kinds of violence, of the upcoming content to avoid a reminder of their traumatic experience. The use of trigger warnings is favored by some and disliked by others. Arguments regarding trigger warnings suggest that these warnings protect the individual, but another viewpoint implies
The idea of free speech on college campuses and the complications of it stem from those on campuses expressing views that don’t align with popular views. Implications for students who use the idea of free speech as a method for hateful actions and comments should be reprimanded, but the question remains as to whether schools should enforce tougher limitations. The freedom of speech on college campus expands to the freedoms of religion, assembly, press, and protest as well. Freedom of expression allows students to show their own political, social, and cultural views. Removing freedoms of speech and expression have consequences deeper than surface issues. Free speech and hate speech can be classified as different topics and when arguing for one, we can also criticize the other. Free expression and free speech on campuses are crucial for sparking important conversations about equality and social justice, and the suspension of free speech and expression may have dire consequences on college campuses.
In Zoë Heller’s Rape on the Campus, She advocates how sexual assault happens often on campuses, and that it needs to be significantly more addressed; as it is scarce for women to bring the college’s attention to the assault. Heller asserts that, “20 percent of women are sexually assaulted during their time at college and as few as 5 percent of these assaults are ever reported to police” (185). Noting that ninety-five percent of sexual assault cases are dealt by the college, colleges can take advantage and handle its reputation by outputting false information to cover any potential negative reputation. While colleges are forced to obey the rules of title IX, I believe this is an inadequate effort to remove bias teachers and workers from colleges.
In the essay, University is Right to Crack Down on Speech and Behavior by Eric Posner argues that students today are more like children than adults and need protection. Posner would always refer back to the college student and how they are still kids not age wise but as their maturity. “The problem is that universities have been treating children like adults.” (Posner 185). The context of his argument is involved with the speed codes. He believes that the college students need to be protected. I would say that Posner uses deductive and inductive reasoning in this argument one was when he was talking about our brain. “ Scientific research confirms that brain development continues well into a person’s 20s.” This quote is found in paragraph 9. He is using a deductive argument because it 's
In Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s article, The Coddling of the American Mind, both authors are ASSERTING that the general public uses the use of what they call trigger warnings entirely too much. Lukianoff and Haidt BELIEVE that the extended use of trigger warnings is leading to a degraded and fragile state of mind. As a social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt has made several observations concerning the overall elevated concern for the emotional well being created by the public and for the public. Co-author Greg Lukianoff also has some background credibility as CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Together, both Lukianoff and Haidt have formed an article that poses the question of whether trigger warnings are causing
It is important to let people express their views and discuss disagreements; that’s what democracy is. Being able to express your views and opinions is what makes America different from other countries. So why wouldn’t we allow these same rights on a college campus? Wendy Kaminer says in her essay Progressive Ideas Have Killed Free Speech on Campus, “It’s not just rape that some women on campus fear: It’s the discussions of rape.” She then goes on to talk about a university that canceled a discussion about rape because students felt like it made an unsafe environment. It is important to maintain an environment for victims to feel safe in but I don’t think it’s right to be silenced to the point where even talking about it for educating and information purposes is looked down upon. Morally, it’s always important to not have your speech make anyone feel uncomfortable or unsafe but especially for educational purposes it’s important to not feel like you must walk on eggshells because someone might find it offensive. Kaminer uses another example in her essay where she was “quickly branded a racist” because she used “the n-word” while teaching Huckleberry
When kept in the curriculum, it can have a portion of students uncomfortable in a classroom when discussing the topics because of events that took place within their lives. Racism is a continuing problem in the twentieth century, and continues to be a problem in the twenty first century. During Perry’s time in an orphanage, there were nurses who “… hated me… being half-Indian. There was this one nurse, she used to call me ‘nigger’ and say there wasn’t any difference between niggers and Indians” (Capote 128). Racism is still occurring well into the twenty-first century, but with a new aspect, social media. The rise of social media helps the ideas of hatred spread around faster than ever. “The rapid growth of race hate speech on the internet seems to have overwhelmed the capacity of states, corporations, or civil society…” (Jakubowicz 1). With new technological advances, the message of hate is finding new ways to spread, and a classroom is the place a student should not expect a degrading word to be used. To illustrate the severity of Dick’s state of mind, Capote uses immense detail regarding his preferences regarding relationships. During his interrogation, Dick reflects on his actions and comes to the realization that “‘…the main reason I went to there was not to rob them but to rape the girl… I did not
Here, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, discuss how vindictive protectiveness hurts students on college campuses, challenging college’s ability to be a breathing ground for diverse critical thinking as opposed to protection from opposing ideas. Vindictive protectiveness is the protection of students from words and ideas on college campuses that may seem offensive or opposite; along with the punishment of people with these words regardless if it was accidental or of critical critique. They state “…students should [be taught] how to live in a world full of potential offenses.” They go on to hypothesize
There have been several protests on college campuses in recent weeks. The students are making several demands ranging from the forced resignations of staff, free education, racial equality, and even the call for the campus police to no longer be allowed to wear body armor.
Today’s generation has grown sensitive to simple words or ideas that may arouse discomfort or “offense”, which are described as microaggressions. Students demand trigger warnings in order to shield themselves from these “microaggressions”. Trigger warnings are meant to prevent microaggressions, but the ‘trigger warnings’ themselves limit one’s mind and one’s preparation for reality or professional life. Universities are designed to teach students how to embrace multiple perspectives regardless of that student’s position on an issue. Students should be allowed to express themselves in order to engage in open-minded, academic discourse. Trigger warnings are a disadvantage for students’ intellectual growth and undermine the student’s right to
In order to understand why rural and working-class Americans tend to support Republicans, it is crucial to understand social intuitionist model. In Chapter 8 of his “The Righteous Mind,” Haidt presents a Durkheimain vision of society, which explains this model. In a Durkheimian society, the basic social unit is not the individual, but the hierarchically structured family. A Durkheimain society values self-control over self-expression, duty over rights, and loyalty to one’s group. Rural Americans tend to be more religious and have tighter family bonds (of course, there are exceptions) than people from urban areas, so the Durkheimain society model characterizes them better than a Millian model, which rests exclusively on Care and Fairness foundations.