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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:29 pm

Leading academics have warned that universities are interfering with free speech by banning anything that causes offence. The "deeply worrying development" is curtailing freedom of speech "like never before", they say. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, the group, led by Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Canterbury, said few things were safe from student censors. According to the Press Association, the letter claims that because universities increasingly see fee-paying students as customers, they do not dare to stand up to the "small but vocal minority" of student activists who want to ban everything from the Sun newspaper to the historian David Starkey.

The letter says: "Few academics challenge censorship that emerges from students. It is important that more do, because a culture that restricts the free exchange of ideas encourages self-censorship and leaves people afraid to express their views in case they may be misinterpreted. This risks destroying the very fabric of democracy.
"An open and democratic society requires people to have the courage to argue against ideas they disagree with or even find offensive. At the moment there is a real risk that students are not given opportunities to engage in such debate. "A generation of students is being denied the opportunity to test their opinions against the views of those they don't agree with."


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/12/19/free-speech-universities-banning-offence-academics_n_8844976.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Post by Victorismyhero on Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:35 pm

that will be "left wing students " then


like the ones wanting to remove the staue of rhodes Rolling Eyes

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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:48 pm

Lord Foul wrote:that will be "left wing students " then


like the ones wanting to remove the staue of rhodes  Rolling Eyes

Yep, it seems these days, they just want to just about ban anything that does not fit into the regressive warped mentality they suffer from. Give it 20 years and they will be screaming for the Statue of Churchill to be taken down.
We tackle these problems of discrmination by being able to talk about them objectivelly were its easier to reason the view to prove discrmination is wrong. By banning something those calling for such bans, then place themselves onto a level, that is being driven by dislike or more likley hate. I as you know once wrongly saw the ssame, to ban certain things, which achieves nothing. I mean if they were to ban Sharia couurts or as seen some extremist groups, you see them form a new group in a matter of days. Hence why its all about the narative that is fundementally imporant to change perceptions, where those who constantly are screaming to ban. Is by its method, then backing discrmination. Which makes them in conflict with equality itself.

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Post by nicko on Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:36 pm

When ever rioting takes place it's nearly always students in the middle of it. what DO they teach at universities ?
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Post by Victorismyhero on Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:51 pm

anything and everything except common sense Nicko

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Post by eddie on Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:00 am

This is worrying. Really worrying.

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Post by veya_victaous on Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:38 am

So I guess I'm banned then Razz Razz Razz Razz Razz
Banned for causing offence:
British people smell funny tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue

But I like didge's idea for remove statues of churchill Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by nicko on Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:21 am

You should be cast into the wilderness to you learn to love the English!
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