NYU’s red light: Why we need offensive speech, too

March 6, 2007

It’s a rare soul that can traverse a university campus without the term “freedom of speech” ringing in his ears.

Still, intricate tomes of well-meaning restrictions on certain types of offensive speech and expression are found on many college campuses, making an ironic mockery of the most celebrated of the First Amendment’s five provisions. Pretty much anything that could offend anyone on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and religion is fair game for censorship in the name of the melting pot...

Schools: New York University