Free Speech and Acceptable Truths
Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech (Ulli Diemer)http://www.connexions.org/SafeLearning.htm
Date Written: 01/04/2008
Year Published: 2008
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX7786
While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by incorrect or harmful ideas. To achieve this safe learning environment, it will be necessary for the university authorities to cleanse the university's libraries of harmful books, to block inappropriate Internet sites, to ban guest lectures who hold improper views, and to identify and prosecute students and faculty who are guilty of thought crimes.