In the 60s, Mary Beth Tinker wore a black armband to school to take a stand against the Vietnam War, leading to a landmark Supreme Court case on free speech, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District. This week, in an interview with FIRE, she talked about student speech rights in today’s world.
The New Yorker has an extended article “The Big Uneasy” about activism at Oberlin College. Written by Nathan Helloer, the article features interviews with students and faculty, and covers the generational divide between liberal professors and liberal students, and the rise of intersectionality.
Timothy Garton Ash is interviewed about his new free-speech manifesto “Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.” He presents 10 principles of free speech, which you can find at the article’s end.