Our opinion: Free speech 101: Don’t stifle it

November 15, 2015

By Staff at Tallahassee Democrat

The mess at Mizzou is sending ripples of racial unrest through university campuses nationwide, with some significant long-term implications for American education and politics — as well as the news media.

In a little more than 36 hours early last week, thousands of students protesting what they consider the University of Missouri administration’s insensitivity to some ugly racist provocations forced university President Tim Wolfe to resign. The university chancellor also announced plans to quit soon, and Wolfe was replaced on an interim basis by Michael Middleton, a black man who was the deputy chancellor, as well as a former civil rights attorney and student activist at the Columbia, Mo., campus 50 years ago...

Schools: Claremont McKenna College Rutgers University – New Brunswick Howard University Vanderbilt University University of Missouri – Columbia Yale University Cases: University of Missouri: Policing of “Hurtful” Speech Yale University: Protesters at Yale Threaten Free Speech, Demand Apologies and Resignations from Faculty Members Over Halloween Email