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College Students Getting Punished Left and Right for Criticizing Black Lives Matter

Added 09-17-20 08:38:02am EST - “"number of students being disciplined for exercising free speech on college campuses has skyrocketed in recent months"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “College Students Getting Punished Left and Right for Criticizing Black Lives Matter”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“number of students being disciplined for exercising free speech on college campuses has skyrocketed in recent months”

Across the country, college students are finding out that you’re not allowed to speak out against Black Lives Matter. You can badmouth Trump all you want, but BLM is off-limits.

The number of students being disciplined for exercising free speech on college campuses has skyrocketed in recent months as schools crack down on criticism of Black Lives Matter, according to a legal nonprofit that offers free assistance to students.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which defends free speech on college campuses, says that it has seen an unprecedented number of First Amendment violations amid the ongoing wave of racial protests. Students and faculty can submit alleged violations of free speech to the nonprofit to ask for legal help or advice. This summer, according to FIRE’s Adam Steinbaugh, “a significant portion of incidents” had to do with students getting in trouble for commenting on Black Lives Matter or related racial issues.

“Where there is conflict and controversy, censorship follows,” Steinbaugh said in a statement. “A significant portion of incidents are borne from the heightened political and social tensions accelerated by the homicide of George Floyd.”

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