Free Speech on Campus

‘All Men Are Created Equal:’ Prof Sues U. of Oregon for Blocking Him over Declaration of Independence Quote

A professor has filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the University of Oregon after he was blocked on Twitter by university staffers for tweeting “all men are created equal” from the Declaration of Independence. The Institute for Free Speech said, “The First Amendment does not allow the government or its actors to ban individuals from public forums just because they disagree with the views those individuals express,” in a press release on the lawsuit.

Flint and declaration of independence lying on American flag

U. of Buffalo’s Graduate Student Association Accuses Allen West of Promoting ‘Anti-Black Hate Speech’

The University of Buffalo’s Black Student Union (BSU) held a town hall meeting to discuss the trauma they  endured by Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) visiting campus to speak at an event, titled, “America is Not Racist.” Amongst the outraged responses to West’s appearance, one stands out — the university’s graduate student association says it “condemns the anti-black hate speech promoted by Allen West’s presence on campus.”

Former U.S. Congressman Allen West at the 2019 Teen Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

U. of Chicago Student Newspaper Removes and Apologizes for Op-Ed Condemning Antisemitism

A University of Chicago student newspaper removed an op-ed condemning antisemitism by the school’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter. The op-ed’s removal was followed up with an apology letter by the editors of the newspaper’s “Viewpoints” opinion section. Despite censoring an op-ed against antisemitism on campus, the paper’s opinion editors maintain that is a “space that intends to facilitate free speech on campus.”

Pro Palestinian demonstrators march through central London on July 25, 2014 in London, England.

Survey: Nearly 6 in 10 Americans Feel Cancel Culture Threatens Democracy

Nearly six in ten Americans feel that democracy is threatened in the United States due to people being afraid to voice their opinions, and that 68 percent of Americans agree that people are overly sensitive and looking for ways to be offended, according to a new survey from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Demand Democracy free speech protest

Brandeis U. Releases ‘Oppressive Language List’ so Students Don’t Say Naughty Words Like ‘Policeman’

The Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center (PARC) at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has released a bizarre “Oppressive Language List” urging students to refrain from saying certain words and phrases that have been deemed offensive. The list includes “policeman” as well as “crazy” and “walk-in.” The list even calls on students to stop saying “trigger warning,” a leftist favorite on campus.

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Tennessee Tech Profs Attack Colleague for Advising Turning Point USA Group

Two professors at Tennessee Tech University have attacked one of their colleagues for being the faculty adviser for the school’s Turning Point USA (TPUSA) student group. The professors have also lashed out at conservative students on campus, calling them “racist,” and claiming that they seek to “harass, threaten, intimidate, and terrorize” people.

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