Why Students Should Let Conservatives Speak
College students often protest conservatives speakers coming to their campus. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss how students should handle speakers they don’t like coming to campus. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/
“President Trump is sometimes criticized for what his critics say is a lack of support for the First Amendment based on his frequent attacks on the mainstream media.
But it appears that he’s not the only American who thinks there’s no place for viewpoints that a listener finds offensive. Some millennials — the largest demographic in the country — do not seem to be a big fan of the fact that the First Amendment protects hate speech, especially millennials in college.
Conservative students at the University of California at Berkeley planned “Free Speech Week” in part to protest liberal students’ ongoing efforts to silence conservative voices that they believe are harmful to students, conversations and policymaking.
The Berkeley Patriot, a student group, invited Milo Yiannopoulos, who once said “feminism is cancer,” to speak on campus, a decision that was widely denounced by liberals on campus and beyond. Group member Pranav Jandhyala said next week’s guests include conservative commentator Ann Coulter, who previously said “I’m a Christian first, and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second,” and former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who used a homophobic slur to refer to women attending northeastern women’s colleges.”
Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/22/to-many-college-students-the-first-amendment-has-its-limits/?utm_term=.21a59eda5b9c
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