Latest from Rutgers: There is no such thing as ‘free speech’


Rutgers, New Jersey’s state university, has been in the headlines repeatedly of late for outrageous statements made by members of its faculty (e.g., “There are no good white people, only less bad white people”).

Clearly, all of this has just been intellectual foreplay on the part of the school’s administrators, who wouldn’t hire people espousing such indefensible and incendiary views if they didn’t share them themselves. That they do has become evident in the publication on the dean of students’ web page of a list of five caveats courtesy of the school’s Bias Prevention & Education Committee (BPEC).

The first admonition — to “think before you speak” —  is followed by the advice that “there is no such thing as ‘free’ speech. All speech has a cost and consequences.”

Obviously, the scare quotes around the word free are meant to show that the BPEC and dean of students have an awareness of the First Amendment and that they are referring to something else. But if so, what?
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