If you’ve turned on a television or looked at social media over the past decade, it’s hard to miss the discourse that’s taking place in our country. We as Americans pride ourselves in our rights in free speech, as spelled out in the First...
If you’ve turned on a television or looked at social media over the past decade, it’s hard to miss the discourse that’s taking place in our country. We as Americans pride ourselves in our rights in free speech, as spelled out in the First Amendment to the U.S, Constitution. However, lately there seems to be a lot of discussion around what should and shouldn’t fall under our rights to protected speech, which is why we wanted to dedicate an episode to this topic.
In this episode, we look at how far we’ve gone to protect ourselves from offensive remarks, and look at whether it is time to take a stand against what many consider hateful, and even harmful, rhetoric. Is there a balance that can be achieved here, and is there a line that should not be stepped over?
We don’t have all the answers, but, as always, hope to provoke and expand your thinking. It’s a timely conversation, particularly keeping in mind the college and university students of today will become our decision makers and leaders of tomorrow.
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Links & Resources:
Mike Rowe’s Podcast, The Way I Heard It: https://mikerowe.com/podcast/
No Safe Spaces (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGasBP2TxJeWBG5ZcyDyHWw