Berkeley Op-Ed: Free Speech is Overruled by ‘Safety of the Marginalized’

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

Apparently, ‘safety of the marginalized’ takes precedence over a constitutional right to freedom of speech at California-Berkeley:

Free speech is not dead. It was never alive.

I am over the debate on this campus between UC Berkeley conservatives and those on the left who still have energy to argue. Free speech has always been a tactic used by the state to grant the illusion that all voices in this nation are valued, yet there is a reason why Black female senators are discredited and why there is a white supremacist in the Oval Office.

Somewhere in all our political discourse, we lost the point. We forgot that the people, the victims, the survivors of state violence we casually discuss are people living the experiences we have the privilege of discussing from a theoretical, omniscient perspective.