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How Not to Write About College Students and Free Speech

June 14, 2016

By Jesse Singal at NY Magazine

The current debate over college students, millennials, and free speech is really heated. Because arguments about “kids these days” are, and always will be, so irresistible, there are a lot of sweeping generalizations being made. And since certain ideas about 21st-century young people have become more or less solidified, at least in some quarters — college students are incredibly coddled and fragile (nope), they’re uniquely anti-free-speech when it comes to Americans (probably not), and they’re too promiscuous (nope) — it often feels like this whole area of coverage has turned into a gloppy stew of confirmation bias…

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