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Dem Civil Rights Leader: Limit College Free Speech Because Kids Canít Process It
Independent Journal Review ^ | August 3 2014 | Jennifer Van Laar

Posted on 08/03/2014 3:28:48 PM PDT by PoloSec

A Democrat U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner made a rambling argument suggesting that certain speech should be outlawed on college campuses.

According to The Daily Caller, Michael Yaki, also a former senior adviser to Nancy Pelosi (shocking), made his comments during a briefing last week.

The civil rights commissioner said he favors outlawing speech that would be grossly unpopular, such as “a slave auction at a fraternity engagement” or a celebration of Latino culture that involves “making everyone dress as janitors and mop floors.”

Are parties like that such a big problem on campuses? (No.) On occasion, a poorly-thought-out themed event will occur, but isn’t that the perfect opportunity for students to learn about what is socially acceptable through peer pressure?

Yaki’s reasoning for wishing to limit First Amendment protections on campus is that there’s a large group of people whose brains have not yet fully developed living in a “geographically compact” area and they need to create a “campus atmosphere” (read: confirmity of thought).

Unfortunately, college campuses are not known for allowing free speech or free thought. Conservative speakers are routinely harassed, protested against, or even prohibited from speaking on college campuses. A study showed that over 70 percent of campuses already have regulations limiting free speech.

A college education should include exposure to different ideas and theories and the development of critical thinking skills, which is possibly what this commissioner is afraid of.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: michaelyaki; nancypelosi

1 posted on 08/03/2014 3:28:48 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Another braindead, commie lib loon requesting that the Bill of Rights be denied to Americans. This bass turd should be arrested.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 3:30:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: PoloSec

Would he also agree that since their minds aren’t fully formed, that the voting age should be raised to 40?


3 posted on 08/03/2014 3:33:00 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: PoloSec

Don’t let them talk, but Hey College grads, Vote Democrat you idiots!


4 posted on 08/03/2014 3:33:21 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: PoloSec

Yakoff is telling students they are stupid, and where did they learn to be stupid? academia of coarse! It was ok for Pelosi in her time to voice her opinion becuase it was “thier right” but now we want to take it away because we made you to stupid to understand what it is. Idiots on parade


5 posted on 08/03/2014 3:36:45 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: PoloSec

And you are one of them, being unable to comprehend the Constitution.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 3:38:06 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: PoloSec

They can’t resist taking potshots at the Constitution. How shallow and superficial those founders were, compared to the unremitting genius of this intellectual class.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 3:39:29 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: PoloSec

Dont let the other side point out our lies!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 08/03/2014 3:40:10 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Retired military dog handler)
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To: PoloSec

idiots in government


9 posted on 08/03/2014 3:40:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

And disagreeing with the political orthodoxy will mean no degree will be given. It is happening already. The University of Minnesota School of Education has stated that any student who believes that an inner city youth can indeed be academically successful will not be allowed to graduate.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 3:57:50 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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"..only Spartan women give birth to real men"




Thank God for the real men who founded this country,
and for the real men who continue to sustain it

Please join the 300 by donating $100

11 posted on 08/03/2014 3:58:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PoloSec

Yaki’s mind has never developed and it never will.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 4:01:17 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: PoloSec




America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 08/03/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: PoloSec
I like the comment in this story from The Conservative Treehouse

…. which begs the ultimate “D’oh” question: So why allow them to vote ?

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/08/02/dem-civil-rights-commission-wants-college-restrictions-on-free-speech-because-student-brains-not-formed/

14 posted on 08/03/2014 4:20:28 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Vince Ferrer
the voting age should be raised to 40?

I'd settle for 30, with a minimum age to hold office at 40.

 

15 posted on 08/03/2014 4:21:03 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: PoloSec

it already is limited; try arguing a conservative point of view in a college and see what happens....

i did this in 1984 when a communications professor railed against Reagan getting re-elected as i stood up and asked “What would Mondale do for the country? he’s part of the Carter administration”...

rest assured I paid for my relevant question asked in the spirit of the First Amendment with a full letter grade...


16 posted on 08/03/2014 4:27:30 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: GeronL

Liberal democrats reasoning is like a jihadist.


17 posted on 08/03/2014 4:27:36 PM PDT by ully2
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To: PoloSec
“making everyone dress as janitors and mop floors.”

WHen the local chapter of the Latin Kings crashes the party the "problem" will take care of itself.

18 posted on 08/03/2014 4:28:46 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: PoloSec

Do these limits apply to the professors too?


19 posted on 08/03/2014 4:28:46 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: ConorMacNessa

where can i purchase that bumper sticker?? i just googled it but found nothing...


20 posted on 08/03/2014 4:29:50 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: PoloSec

People in college are not “kids”. The vast majority are over 18 and therefore adults.

We need to stop extending childhood forever and making excuses for people. If adults do/say stupid things then they should pay for it through loss of respect, prestige etc.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 4:57:26 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: PoloSec
Yaki’s reasoning for wishing to limit First Amendment protections on campus is that there’s a large group of people whose brains have not yet fully developed . . .

Yeah. They're called "college professors."

22 posted on 08/03/2014 5:18:29 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: PoloSec

I guess Nancy’s not the only one on drugs.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 5:18:50 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

IOW, he needs to resign, or be removed.

And I wonder, did he mention Judeophobia as something that should be banned? Because, y’know, Facebook doesn’t think it should be.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 5:24:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Maceman

Hey, college administrators are no prize either.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 5:36:13 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: Maceman

If the brains of students are not fully developed, they have no business paying so much and being in school where they should have fully developed brains and should be able to do higher level academic work.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 5:50:38 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: God luvs America
Sorry, but I have no idea. I just found the image on the net. I'm sure you could get it made at a print shop - put it on ebay and you could recoup the costs.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 08/03/2014 6:35:08 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: Lorianne

Ask him if that should have been done in the 1960s and ask for a response


28 posted on 08/03/2014 7:24:51 PM PDT by taterjay
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