Offensive Speech – Overview

This module offers students advice on how to employ appropriate counter-speech and otherwise respond effectively to difficult free speech situations. It makes the argument that free speech is worth defending even though one of the prices we must pay is sometimes hearing things we would rather not. It relies on famous First Amendment Supreme Court decisions to underscore this argument. This module also contains the additional module on Teaching Healthy Discourse with several resources to help students learn and practice how to disagree without being disrespectful or disagreeable.