Greg Lukianoff responds to a New Yorker article whose author compared free-speech advocates to gun nuts. Lukianoff begins with a rebuttal of the point that free speech is already protected:
FIRE conducts extensive research on speech codes every year and we publish an annual report condensing that research into a picture of the state of free speech on campuses nationwide. According to our most recent report, released in December 2014, more than 55 percent of the 437 colleges and universities analyzed maintain speech codes that seriously infringe upon the free speech rights of students.
Black Lives Matter and So Does Free Speech: Wesleyan University’s president, provost, and vice-president for equity and inclusion defend free speech in this letter to the editor. This letter addresses a proposed boycott of the student newspaper The Wesleyan Argus, which published an op-ed criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement. Critics of the op-ed declared a “boycott” that included disposing of copies of The Argus.