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Hate Speech on Campus: Reframing the Discourse

Matt McDowall


College campuses have long grappled with the question of allowing controversial speakers on campus. In the half-century since the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, such events have become a fairly typical aspect of campus life. In recent years, however, increasingly divisive public figures have been invited—and, on occasion, disinvited. Being “deplatformed” has become a badge of honor for public figures like Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, and Milo Yiannapolous.

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