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KPCC IN PERSON explores the line between hate speech and free speech on college campuses




Right wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a free speech rally at U.C. Berkeley on September 24, 2017 in Berkeley, California.
Right wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos speaks during a free speech rally at U.C. Berkeley on September 24, 2017 in Berkeley, California.
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The violence in Charlottesville is one recent inflection point in the long-held discussion about the challenges of racial inequity and tension.

Southern California is experiencing rising tensions and more protests at colleges and universities. Conversations about what’s acceptable speech on campus have been heightened by elevated tensions around the Trump administration.

What are the experiences of students of color and immigrant students on campus? How have they changed in the current climate?

KPCC IN PERSON is holding a panel discussion on the line between hate and free speech on college campuses. Larry speaks to KPCC education correspondent Adolfo Guzman-Lopez for a preview of the event.

The KPCC IN PERSON event, “Free speech vs. hate speech on college campuses” takes place at the University of Redlands campus on Thursday, November 30. The discussion starts at 7:30pm.

Guest:

Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, education correspondent at KPCC, who is moderating the event