Last month, a student at Clark Community College in Washington distributed controversial fliers proclaiming “white pride.” Later he wore a uniform with a swastika to a meeting where he read the flier out loud and other students expressed their views on race, fear, and freedom of speech.
Some students say the administration should do more prevent what they consider hate speech. The administration says there’s nothing it can do. This type of incident has happened other places in different incarnations. Where is the line between hate speech and free speech, particularly on college campuses?
Have you experienced any incident like this? What was your response?
- Howard Buck: Staff writer for The Columbian
- Bob Williamson: Vice president of adminstrative services
- Reese Rolison: Clark College sophomore and public relations officer for the Queer Penguins and Allies club
- David Fidanque: Executive director of the ACLU of Oregon