The campus speech debate

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Guests: Alec Ward, Kara Bledsoe

The term “political correctness” has been revived in the past year, highlighted primarily by events and reactions that have taken place on America’s college campuses. Most recently, an exchange among administrators at Yale University over the appropriateness of potentially insensitive Halloween costumes has garnered national scrutiny from free speech advocates and social justice groups alike. Today, we talk with local university students about speech on campus, inclusiveness, and the highly charged incidents that led to the increased tension among two conflicting ideologies. We’ll be joined by ALEC WARD, junior at the University of Pennsylvania, and KARA BLEDSOE a senior at Swarthmore and host of “Afro-Radio” on the school’s radio station.

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