The UC Regents are set to debate a new set of principles that would protect what the Office of the President calls students “right to be free from expressions of intolerance.”
The expressions in question could include describing a person as less hard-working because of their race, less able because of their gender or less talented because they have a disability. But critics say the statement goes too far and will encroach on the free speech rights of students and faculty.
You can read more on this from UCLA professor Eugene Volokh in his column for the Washington Post, 'The Volokh Conspiracy."
Eugene Volokh, a First Amendment professor at UCLA Law School
Larry Rosenthal, Professor at Chapman University School of Law