Dealing with controversial speech on campus
Our nation has changed. And along with it, the climate at many colleges and universities has become more polarized, especially during the most recent presidential race and now as the new administration settles in. The election stimulated an emerging culture where people who may hold offensive or hateful beliefs now feel their perspective has been legitimized and they have permission to give voice to their views, many of which students may find repugnant or even threatening to their safety.
Originally published: February 3, 2017
Author: Kevin Kruger
Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Published by: Inside Higher Ed