A lesson on the First Amendment

By November 9, 2007

For the past week, angry students have bombarded The Crimson White with Letters to the Editor and guest columns condemning us for publishing Greg Michaelson's article, "You Can't Protect Everyone."

Many of the submissions I've received use the words hate speech to describe what Michaelson wrote. Because of this, many of our readers have asked that the editorial board apologize for the publishing of that article.

This column, however, is by no means an apology from the editorial board or the staff of The CW.

By being in accordance with the 2006-07 UA Student Handbook that requires all student publications to "explicitly state that the opinions expressed by the publications are not necessarily those of the University or its students," The CW is by no means advocating the denial of protection for the LGBTQ community...

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