“Be Offensive in the Defence of Free Speech” on University Campuses

December 29, 2015

By Lauren Southern at The Rebel

Campus administrations have fired professors, banned speakers, and suspended students, all for exercising their right to open expression. It’s not just the Universities either, statics are showing Student Unions and students themselves supporting censorship at higher levels than their administrations.

Pew research polls have shown that 40% of millennials are OK with limiting speech. When you get to students, 30% believe the First Amendment itself is outdated!

Organizations like Spiked-Online, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) have been working their hardest to hold campuses accountable for censorship. These organizations have collected data on no-platforming, speech codes on campus and even Student Union speech codes.

The results? Not so good, campuses all over the world are censoring ideas and expression of students and faculty in ridiculously high numbers.

It’s time for students to speak out and use these resources to defend their rights.

First, we have to identify where the problems are, and how bad they are.