CBC Radio: Where’s the line between free expression and protecting students from hate speech?

“Controversial University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson was featured on TVO last year speaking out against the use of gender-neutral pronouns.

When Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student and teaching assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University, played some of that program to her class, university administrators summoned her into a meeting, and accused her of creating a toxic environment for her students.

The university has since apologized to Shepherd, but her case has raised questions about the balance between protecting freedom of speech and minority rights in the classroom.

In this panel discussion, The Current looks at the line between academic freedom and hate speech, and how are academics navigating that tension in an increasingly polarized climate?

Full article (with audio link enclosed) here:

Where’s the line between free expression and protecting students from hate speech?

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