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Christina Hoff Sommers: The Free Speech Crisis on Campus is Real

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 9:30am 4/14/2018 at 9:30am
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In a new video, Christina Hoff Sommers discusses the free speech crisis on college campuses, citing her own experience and that of others. She defies the liberal narrative, which declares that the crisis is imagined.

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Half of College Students Not Sure if Protecting Free Speech is Important

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/13/2018 at 12:00pm

Sadly, this isn’t surprising. Just look at what has happened on college campuses across the country over the last few years.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Half of college students aren’t sure protecting free speech is important. That’s bad news

Last month, a small group of protesters at Lewis & Clark College law school...

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“F*ck the law” – CUNY Law students attempt shout-down of conservative law prof

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9:05pm 4/12/2018 at 9:05pm

Disruptions of conservative speakers, even at law schools, has become a common tactic. We’ve documented dozens of such incidents.

The tactic, even when it doesn’t prevent the speech completely, is not merely the expression of disagreement. It’s an infringement of the speaker’s right to speak, and the audience’s right to hear...

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University Cancels Free Speech Event Citing Safety Concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 30, 2018 at 12:00pm 3/30/2018 at 12:00pm

Keep this in mind the next time some progressive journalist claims the campus free speech crisis is imagined.

The College Fix reports:

Student group cancels discussion on free speech because of generalized ‘safety’ concerns

McMaster University students aren’t afraid of what might happen if they attend a “drop-in” discussion on “white privilege and whiteness,”...

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Federal Court: YouTube restrictions on PragerU videos do not violate 1st Amendment

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/28/2018 at 1:00pm
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In October 2017 we reported on a lawsuit filed by Prager University against Google and YouTube [Complaint] based on restrictions YouTube division had put on PragerU videos:

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Lewis and Clark Profs Push Free Speech Statement After Shutdown of Christina Hoff Sommers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:00am 3/22/2018 at 8:00am
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Professor Jacobson wrote about the incident at Lewis and Clark earlier this month. Now some faculty members at the school are standing up for free speech.

The College Fix reports:

After student shutdown of Christina Hoff Sommers speech, professors push free-speech statement

It took a few years and repeated student disruptions of a contrarian...

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Rise of Social Media May be Linked to Erosion of Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2018 at 8:00am 3/19/2018 at 8:00am

This is an interesting point. You can’t just block and unblock people in real life.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Social media is aiding the decline of free speech

The decline of free speech on campus may be linked to the rise of social media, according to a new Gallup-Knight Foundation survey of U.S....

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YouTube censors our video showing “Palestinian child exploitation for the cameras” (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5:30pm 3/17/2018 at 5:30pm

Ever since  YouTube without any warning took down Legal Insurrection’s YouTube account in January 2017, I’ve been well aware of the power liberal-leaning high tech oligopolies have over our ability to communicate with each other. The account was restored after a fairly massive news coverage of the takedown.

That wake up call...

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College Republicans President Resigns Rather Than Apologize for Free Speech Display

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:00pm 3/16/2018 at 4:00pm
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This happened at St. Cloud State. The display included phrases like “In God we trust” and “Defund Planned Parenthood.” Progressive students at schools all over the country say much worse on a daily basis.

The College Fix reports:

College Republicans president resigns rather than apologize for free speech wall that triggered peers

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DePaul Reverses Decision, Will Allow Steven Crowder to Speak on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 3/14/2018 at 12:00pm

As we pointed out recently, DePaul allowed a terrorist to hold a fundraiser on campus. Their decision to bar Crowder from speaking was outrageous.

Campus Reform reports:

DePaul reverses decision to reject Steven Crowder

DePaul University has overturned its decision to prevent the school’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter from hosting conservative comedian...

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Gallup/Knight Survey shows free speech crisis for conservatives on campus is real

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 12, 2018 at 5:10pm 3/12/2018 at 5:10pm
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Gallup and the Knight Foundation released a survey of college students on the issue of free speech. The full report (pdf.) is here. I discuss the highlights below.

Liberal writers at Vox and elsewhere are furiously trying to preempt the fallout from the survey arguing that a majority of students say they...

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Rider University to Change Free Speech Policy After Conservatives Raise Concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 12, 2018 at 12:00pm 3/12/2018 at 12:00pm

College Republicans at the school were concerned that the policy would suppress free speech. Now it’s going to be changed.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

Rider University to Amend Bill Targeting Hate Speech

The Rider University Student Government Association intends to amend a bill targeting hate speech, after students expressed concern that it could...

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Iowa Democrats Claim Free Speech Bill Would Legalize Discrimination

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:30pm 3/10/2018 at 12:30pm

Democrats don’t care about free speech on campus because the students on their side aren’t being silenced.

Campus Reform reports:

Iowa Dems claim free speech bill would ‘legalize’ discrimination

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Young America’s Fdn. Sues University Over Fee for ‘Controversial’ Katie Pavlich Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00am 3/8/2018 at 10:00am
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YAF is fighting back over ridiculous claims from Kennesaw State University. The school is trying to charge them a fee for a non-controversial event with Katie Pavlich.

From the YAF blog:

YAF Sues Kennesaw State University For Discriminatory Fee Charged For ‘Controversial’ Pavlich Lecture

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College Students in Canada Smash Windows at Jordan Peterson Speech: ‘Burn it Down!’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00am 3/7/2018 at 7:00am
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Jordan Peterson is a writer and psychology professor at the University of Toronto who has become a target of the left for challenging political correctness and refusing to bow to the left. For this sin, campus activists have branded him a white supremacist and worse.

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Lewis & Clark Law School protesters shout down and disrupt Christina Hoff Sommers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 5, 2018 at 5:34pm 3/5/2018 at 5:34pm
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Christina Hoff Sommers was invited the the Lewis & Clark Law School Federalist Society chapter.

The “anti-fascist” coalition at the law school decided she should not be allowed to speak. Apparently having a different opinion, and fact checking the statistics behind claims of a campus rape crisis and wage differential makes...

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Georgetown Student Wants Ben Shapiro Barred From Giving Speech on Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10:00am 3/5/2018 at 10:00am
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The left doesn’t care about free speech. They just want to silence conservatives.

The College Fix reports:

Georgetown student calls for Ben Shapiro to be disinvited from speaking — on free speech

A recent student op-ed in Georgetown University’s student newspaper called for student organizations to revoke their speaking invitation to conservative political commentator...

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