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Are Students Demanding a Limit to Free Speech on Campuses Today?

Are Students Demanding a Limit to Free Speech on Campuses Today?

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More of this year'€™s freshman class expects to participate in at least one protest while they'€™re in college than at any other time in the last 50 years. The portion of all students who claim to be these prospective protesters? 10%. Among black students, the proportion rises to 16%.

While some argue the rise in college protests can be attributed to the fact that marginalized students are finding their voices and demanding better, others see a threat to free speech in these campaigns [...]

At Yale this week, Intelligence Squared convened a debate about whether free speech is threatened on campus, ending the night with two-thirds of audience members siding with the '€œyes'€ camp.