Don’t silence graduation speakers: Fight hate speech with more speech

May 1, 2018

by Nadine Strossen in USA Today

As graduation season approaches and commencement speakers are announced, universities are no doubt bracing for yet another season of controversy over the choice of speaker. And no wonder: A recurrent, troubling theme in the news media is that college students’ support for free speech is diminishing, especially when they find the speech offensive. In March, a Gallup/Knight Foundation survey found that a majority of students value diversity over free speech, and that nearly two-thirds think the First Amendment should not protect hate speech…

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