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  • Speech Codes And Censorship
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    On college campuses today the debate rages to limit certain kinds of speech that is racists and sexist, some students say that they have a right to say what ever they what because of the First Amendment and doing so will a volition of this right, but this kind of speech threatens the rights of minorities and dose let them engage in the leering process. Freedom of speech and the exchange of ideas are important in colleges, but when this type of speech is allowed onto college campus it creates an ...
  • Sides Of The Issue Of Speech Codes
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    SPEECH CODES: AN ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEMS Freedom of speech is an issue that has been debated in America since the settlers first inhabited our country. The First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right of freedom of speech to all Americans. Since then, people have spoken freely about government, religion, injustice, and basically anything else that they have wanted to. However, this freedom is not always given. Evidence of this can be found on college campuses across the nation. More a...
  • Speech Codes
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    Hostility Barriers Diminish Free Speech: Campus Hate Speech Codes In recent years, a rise in verbal abuse and violence directed at people of color, lesbians, and gay men, and other historically persecuted groups has plagued the United States. Among the settings of these expressions of intolerance are college and university campuses, where bias incidents have occurred sporadically since the mid-1980's. Outrage, indignation and demands for change are the responses to these incidents - understandab...
  • Example Of The Result Of Speech Codes
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    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging freedom of speech, of the press, or the right of the people peacefully to assemble and to petition the government for the redress of grievances". This is the First Amendment - possibly the most powerful words in American history because it guarantees American citizens their natural rights under the supreme law of the land. The First Amendment gives American citizens the free...
  • Supporters Of Speech Codes On College Campus
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    When our forefathers wrote the Declaration of Independence, they wrote it so that the will of the people could be heard. When colleges construct speech codes, the colleges take away the ability to have the will of the people heard. These people are students and still should be able to speak their minds clearly and freely. After all, college is a place where people get out on their own, start speaking for themselves, and figuring out who they are. Speech codes should not be used on campuses, sinc...
  • Ban Racist Speech On College Campuses
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    robert aghionMatt B einer 3/14/03 Eng. 151 There Should Be No Restrictions On the First Amendment Today, many people are pondering over the choice whether or not to change or put some restrictions on parts of the Constitution due to some outstanding circumstances. One of those parts of the of the Constitution is the First Amendment, where it states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, o...

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