Free Speech

"Hate Speech" Targeted at University of California

A wide range of controversial expression would be banned in response to protests aimed at Israel

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The University of California, birthplace of the 1960s campus Free Speech Movement, is now considering a proposal that would ban certain forms of speech as a result of a report on Jews and the Israel debate at its schools.

The July 9 report, issued by an advisory panel to UC President Mark Yudof, concluded that Jewish students sometimes face a hostile environment at UC schools in the form of anti-Israel protests. It recommends that UC "seek opportunities to prohibit hate speech on campus."

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