The Foundation for Individual
Rights in Education (F.I.R.E.) was launched a decade ago to
defend free speech against a wave of campus speech codes, bizarre
orientation requirements, and punishments against students and
teachers alike from exercising their First Amendment rights. Though
political correctness has moved off the front page since then, the
structural intolerance remains very much in place, says F.I.R.E.
President Greg Lukianoff.
Lukianoff, a graduate from American University and Stanford Law School, has been with F.I.R.E. since 2001, helping the organization win several legal and public relations battles against censorial universities. Even so, he says, a full 77 percent of public colleges and universities maintain "laughably unconstitutional codes." In this Reason.tv interview, conducted by Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch at the FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, Lukianoff talks about F.I.R.E.'s successes and sketches out the speech battles yet to be won.
Approximately 4 minutes. Shot and edited by Dan Hayes.
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