In light of several recent campus publications, we are providing resources to help students understand what free speech and hate speech are and how to navigate these tricky times.

Speech on Campus (by American Civil Liberties Union).

Hate speech is protected free speech, even on college campuses- My students trust colleges to control offensive speech. They shouldn’t. (by By 

Free speech or hate speech? Campus debates over victimhood put universities in a bind (by Abigail Hauslohner Susan Svrluga, Washington Post, October 20, 2017).

SPLC president to Congress: Universities must protect free speech but also speak out for other democratic values (by Richard Cohen, Southern Poverty Law Center, June 19, 2017).

There’s a World of Difference Between Free Speech and Hate Speech (by

Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: What’s the difference and what can schools do? (by Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D., Psychology Today, December 5, 2016).

How federal law draws a line between free speech and hate crimes (by Eric Tucker, Associated Press, 12/31/15).

Debating the “Mighty Constitutional Opposites” (by American Bar Association).

Hate Free Policy (John Carroll University)

Bias Reporting System (John Carroll University)

Posted on October 8, 2018
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