Self-Censorship or Just Being Nice

Understanding College Students’ Decisions About Classroom Speech

Self-Censorship or Just Being Nice from University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

The “free speech” or“self-censorship crisis” on college campuses is hotly debated, yet student self-censorship is a poorly understood phenomenon. As more and more states engage in legislative efforts to address this problem, it is critical that we develop a deeper understanding of how students think about speech on college campuses, and especially in college classrooms.

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