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University of Chicago leads the way in opposing campus censorship

By someone else following x   2017 Aug 18, 7:12pm 684 views   5 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://provost.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/documents/reports/FOECommitteeReport.pdf

Of course, the ideas of different members of the University community will often and
quite naturally conflict. But it is not the proper role of the University to attempt to
shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even
deeply offensive. Although the University greatly values civility, and although all
members of the University community share in the responsibility for maintaining a
climate of mutual respect, concerns about civility and mutual respect can never be used
as a justification for closing off discussion of ideas, however offensive or disagreeable
those ideas may be to some members of our community.

The freedom to debate and discuss the merits of competing ideas does not, of course,
mean that individuals may say whatever they wish, wherever they wish. The University
may restrict expression that violates the law, that falsely defames a specific individual,
that constitutes a genuine threat or harassment, that unjustifiably invades substantial
privacy or confidentiality interests, or that is otherwise directly incompatible with the
functioning of the University. In addition, the University may reasonably regulate the
time, place, and manner of expression to ensure that it does not disrupt the ordinary
activities of the University. But these are narrow exceptions to the general principle of
freedom of expression, and it is vitally important that these exceptions never be used
in a manner that is inconsistent with the University’s commitment to a completely free
and open discussion of ideas.

In a word, the University’s fundamental commitment is to the principle that debate or
deliberation may not be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or
even by most members of the University community to be offensive, unwise, immoral,
or wrong-headed. It is for the individual members of the University community, not
for the University as an institution, to make those judgments for themselves, and to act
on those judgments not by seeking to suppress speech, but by openly and vigorously
contesting the ideas that they oppose. Indeed, fostering the ability of members of the
University community to engage in such debate and deliberation in an effective and
responsible manner is an essential part of the University’s educational mission.

1   WineHorror   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 18, 10:34pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Oh damn, ole Rahm ain't gonna like that. He's another community organizer. Community organizers don't go for THAT kind of inclusiveness. Diversity...yes. speech inclusiveness...not so much.

2   jvolstad   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 19, 12:49am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Is there a safe place on campus for the special snowflakes?

3   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 19, 1:43am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Does the crazy white privilege person's hair color match her walls?

For the LGBT actors being killed-watch a war movie and see how many men are killed.

The black lady is now saying not to look at her colorblind and look at her as a black woman and victim-so black equals victim?

The lady talking about rape culture is rape proof.
true tea blue hair lady is just nuts. Imagine being married to that.
yellow hair lady -whit comfort-what si that?
The last one is just nuts!

4   tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2017 Aug 19, 10:08am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Once again I am proud of the University of Chicago. My brother and I were born at the University of Chicago hospital and always considered ourselves "Alumni".

5   Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Aug 19, 10:24am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Nice. My parents were both from the UC neighborhood, and my mother attended the Lab School.





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