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Friday, July 14, 2017

University of Maryland Newspaper: Censor Speech that Makes Students ‘Feel Unsafe’

An op-ed published in the University of Maryland’s student newspaper argues that institutions should be able to censor speech that makes students “feel unsafe.”

“When is something outside the parameters of acceptability? Where does free speech end and offensive rhetoric begin?” student Moshe Klein began. “When is political correctness appropriate, and when is it used to avoid what makes us uncomfortable? These are pressing questions that college campuses around the country are struggling to answer.”

Klein goes on to argue that a controversial figure like Linda Sarsour should be able to speak on campus unless students take issue with her association with Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted in Israel of killing two Hebrew University students in 1969.

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7 comments:

JoeAlbero said...

If you don't LIKE free speech, DON'T TAKE THE CLASS or don't attend the event.

Anonymous said...

Kids, when you leave college, life comes unfiltered. Get used to it now and it'll be easier to take then.

Anonymous said...

Who decides? And what politics determine and follow the decision? Slippery slopes all over the place on this molehill.

Anonymous said...


Out of the mouth of babes (youth, not eye candy) = babble.

The student newspaper, and author, should revisit the First Amendment, and why the Framers felt it was necessary, and should lead all the other amendments.

Lower Education on display!

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Anonymous said...

When I was young, will be 60 this fall, the following was one of the axioms of life.

"Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me."

SBJ

lmclain said...

Hate to break the news to this unbelievably naive (I'm being generous there) liberal wanna-be socialist engineer, but "offensive rhetoric" is EXACTLY what the Framers had in mind when protecting free speech.
This goof only wants to do the same thing most liberals want to do. Ban any speech they don't agree with.
He's almost ready to cry right now, but it would ruin his make-up.