If you think that, like the Macarena, campus speech codes were mocked into obscurity during the 1990s, think again. Approximately 71 percent of American campuses still impose highly restrictive “red light speech codes” on college students, notes Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
Recently Reason.tv’s Ted Balaker sat down with Lukianoff to discuss the sorry state of free expression in higher education, why you can’t call Harvard men sissies, and how a student got expelled for criticizing a university president on Facebook.
Approximately 8.5 minutes.
Shot by Paul Detrick and Hawk Jensen. Edited by Austin Bragg.
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- What You Can’t Say On Campus: Greg Lukianoff on Free Expression in Higher Education, PDF, 115.7 KB , Reason.tv