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Student Standing For Free Speech Within The Classroom

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Rights and Freedoms Advocate is supporting representation for a student who has spoken out at his post-secondary institution in order to encourage civil discourse on racial matters.

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The student, who remains unnamed at this time to protect him from jeopardy, chose to speak up on his campus when a discussion on racial issues came up and conflict ensued.

Instead, he spoke out to encourage compassionate and reasonable discussion, where both sides could engage in debate and discussion in a kind, non-threatening, and civil manner.

However, instead of civil debate occurring, he is now faced with the threat of non-academic misconduct, simply because he encouraged discussion.

Post-secondary institutions brag about being bastions of free speech. When will they live up to their promises?


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