LA Times

Op-ed  Bigots at the gate: Universities shouldn’t duck the fight against white nationalism

By: Howard Gillman

December 20, 2016



“Universities support free speech and condemn censorship for two reasons — to ensure that positive, helpful, illuminating messages can circulate widely, and to expose hateful or dangerous ideas that, if never engaged or rebutted, would gain traction in the darker corners of our society. Hate speech is like mold: Its enemies are bright light and fresh air.”


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