Students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Friday, April 21, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)
The flap over Ann Coulter at Berkeley is just the latest in a slew. We’ll look at free speech and college campuses.
It’s been a hot season around free speech and resistance on American college campuses. One by one, controversial conservative speakers have shown up, been scheduled, and been chased off or shouted down or resisted. Milo Yiannopoulos, Charles Murray, Ann Coulter, Richard Spencer. College protestors say they’re defending campuses and society against dark, dangerous messages. Critics call them snowflakes afraid of free speech. This hour On Point: Free speech, resistance, and the American college campus.