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The intimidating atmosphere for free speech on campus

February 19, 2004

The University of Colorado at Boulder decided to teach us all a lesson about free speech last week, but it may not be the lesson it intended.

Administrators there had originally told the College Republicans and the Equal Opportunity Alliance that they could not hold an "affirmative action bake sale" on campus. In case you don't know, these "bake sales" are protests that have been held across the country which satirize affirmative action by charging Hispanic and black students less for baked goods than white and Asian students...

Schools: University of Colorado at Boulder University of Alaska Fairbanks Cases: University of Colorado at Boulder: Suppression of Affirmative Action Bake Sale Suffolk County Community College: Abuse of Harassment and Intimidation Charges to Silence Student Journalist