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The Right To Speak

The Right To Speak

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Should all speech, even the most offensive, be allowed on college campuses? And is hearing from those we deeply disagree with ... worth it? This hour, TED speakers explore the debate over free speech. Guests include recent college graduate Zachary Wood, political scientist Jeffrey Howard, novelist Elif Shafak, and journalist and author James Kirchick.
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Darude Sandstorm

“Recent college graduate Zachary Wood” Damn, that’s some serious credentials!!! 🙄🙄🙄

Aug 3rd
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Mary Dickinson-Jensen

I wish this episode had touched on the mental health concerns within the current political climate. For some people, including myself, engaging with opposing views has a negative effect on depression and clinical anxiety. Other than avoiding politics altogether, how do people cope with this issue and take care of their own mental health? Thanks!

Jul 31st
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Bg Stutes

Mary Dickinson-Jensen Engaging each other's opposing viewpoints is how way we grow and mature as a society. If this effects your mental health then unfortunately you'll either have to learn to deal with it or avoid it all together. I suggest entering these discussions with your ultimate goal being to change your position on the issue. It might allow you to be more open-minded.

Aug 5th
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