Earlier this year, an organization called the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.) released a report about the state of free speech on college campuses. It wasn’t encouraging, but one Texas university provided a bright spot.

In general, America’s college students aren’t confident that their right to free speech is protected. According to the report, more than eight in 10 students censor themselves on campus. Two-thirds say shouting down a speaker is acceptable, and almost one in four say it’s acceptable to use violence to stop a campus speech. Less than a third of students believe their college administration makes policies about free speech “very clear” or “extremely clear” to students.

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Shouting down and using violence and looting is all the new free speech..how pathetic

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