Many people will agree that it is a college campus’s responsibilities to protect students and teachers while on the property, but where does the line between protecting the college community and taking away Constitutional rights blur? Due to the large amount of hate speech circulating around college campuses around America, colleges are having to choice between students’s right of free speech or the college communities right to be free from harassment and discrimination. I believe hate speech codes are essential for a positive learning environment on college campuses because regulations of speech; protect students and teachers, discourages racism, and allows for a more successful, civil learning environment. You’re walking to class, minding
Nicole Grillo ACCT352 April 19, 2012 Fisher vs. University of Texas Abigail Fisher was a high school student who in 2008 applied and was rejected from the University of Texas. Fisher sued on the basis that her Equal Protection Clause under the Fourteenth Amendment was violated due to the race conscious admissions policy that the University of Texas upholds. This case involves two parties, the student, Abigail Fisher who was the petitioner, and the University and Texas (et al.) who were the respondents. Abigail Fisher wants the policies of the University of Texas to change in order to ensure they are more racially neutral or more narrowly tailored dealing with racial diversity.
College police received second-hand information that one of their students may have been assaulted and contacted the El Cajon Police Department, which in turn located the student, he said. ( www.sandiego6.com/news) This event has made a lot negative attention on college campuses
Book Review: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen Lies My Teacher Told Me is James Loewen’s analysis of how courses in American high schools and, more particularly, their textbooks, are a disservice to the students, and furthermore, the country said texts and courses aim to protect. Loewen begins by addressing how high school textbooks treat historical figures such as Helen Keller and Woodrow Wilson: portraying them as bland heroes sans any interesting facts societal forces might find objectionable or define as “taboo.” Next, Loewen discusses how race is misrepresented in textbooks, using the example of Christopher Columbus, who is continually portrayed as a scholarly explorer, ignoring his role in slavery and genocide of Native Americans. Identified is how the roles of European-American beliefs in oneness, and inferiority of the Indian society, go unchallenged, perpetuating myths about superiority and inferiority of such races and further promoting Whiteness in schools. Loewen then turns to the plight of African Americans, and discusses how racism remains invisible in textbooks, which allows justification of the institution of slavery as well as demand for its abolition. Also discussed is how textbooks ignore other taboo subjects such as social stratification, and also how they portray government snafus like handling foreign policy and the Civil Rights movement as rosy government triumphs.
What is changing are the people involved and the environment where these freedoms are being questioned. In the essay Schools fail free speech 101, it is my observation that the author takes the position that the constitutional rights of students in American schools are being denied by teachers, principals, and administrators. The author uses many examples of these censorships of students as premises to support his conclusion (2007). In the article, the author reports about a Cincinnati high school student magazine that included a “mildly critical” article about the schools football team and the principal ordered the article be torn out of the magazine before it was distributed (Schools fail, 2007). I feel this is a strong premise to support the conclusion that administrators censor what students write in their publications.
Dear Mr. Kaufman, Georgia Gwinnett College has really developed from the biased opinions of the society that surrounds this vicinity. I’m merely writing to input my opinion of the Freedom of Expression policy that I come to agree and disagree with. I agree that a policy should be grounded within a public school but I disagree how our individual freedom gets restricted. The timing for the policy is very absurd because not all students are aware of the policy. This makes it harder for them to go around their busy schedule to accommodate a session of freedom that should be expressed at anytime of ones will.
The high school district allows the individual schools to implement a dress code, if necessary. The school claimed that the dress code was implemented because integrating Muslim students is a sensitive political issue. Furthermore, 40 perent of the school population is Muslim. In general, most of the students claim to support Begumís argument, while others do not support individual Muslim radicals on the campus. In order to respect the rights of the students the school district established the dress code standards.
In September 1957 9 African American students won the right to enrol at Little Rock Central High school. They won this right through the Federal Court. National guards were called in to protect these students from an angry mob that blocked the entry into the school. The students continued to attend the school despite the school board being bombed as well as homes of those who supported the
In addition to this amendment, the right to privacy is by the very nature a part of the Third and Fourth Amendment that protect against search and seizure and the Fifth Amendment that protects against self-incrimination. The general right of privacy will continue to be recognized by the Supreme Court as penned out by the Bill of Rights. In the 1920s, the Supreme Court interpreted the Fourteenth Amendment liberty clause to bar states from deliberately becoming involved with the decisions of professional educators and parents to mold the way in which their children are educated. In Meyer v. Nebraska (1923), the Supreme Court ruled against a law that banned the teaching of foreign languages to students until the ninth grade. Even though the states argued “that the foreign languages could lead to instilling ideas and sentiments foreign to the best interest of this country” (The
Racism and prejudice inside and outside, same races, and schools still happen today. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there was a lot of racism in and out of the schools. As we both know Tom Robinson was accused of rape from Mayella Ewell. But in the court room when the judge is speaking to Tom, we as an audience realize that he did not rape her. From her story to the scar nothing matches up to what she is saying, but because he had an all white jury, they found him guilty.