Free Speech and Social Justice: Opposite Sides of the Same Coin


Kevin Ray (Computer Science and Government '24). 5/20/2021. “Free Speech and Social Justice: Opposite Sides of the Same Coin”.
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College campuses have long been at the forefront of activism, social justice, and free
speech. For most of the history of campus activism, these movements worked together,
recognizing that they had to rely on each other to reach their goals. However, recently it
seems to be that these movements have moved against each other. Many campus
social justice movements do not look favorably on campus free speech movements and
vice versa. The goal of this research project is to determine and analyze the current
attitudes toward free speech and social justice movements on campus and the factors
that have contributed to these feelings, both political and social. The results of this
research can help students and administrators learn more about what is driving both
movements and how students feel about the efficacy of each movement.
Last updated on 05/20/2021