For added perspective on the challenges of policing and interactions in African American neighborhoods, FAV recommends Jill Leovy’s Ghettoside book. Leovy adds a new voice to understanding a way forward for America with respect to police forces and violence.
Read the LA Times book review here to learn more:
The Foundation on Individual Rights in Education or FIRE
The organization annually rates colleges with respect to freedom of expression. They publish a top ten list for colleges that do not live up to the ideals of free expression, usually for a variety of reasons. They have many other resources on the website that enable serious thought about free expression.
Top ten list https://www.thefire.org/fire-announces-10-worst-colleges-for-free-speech-2016/
FIRE’s 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech
- Mount St. Mary’s University
- Northwestern University
- Louisiana State University
- University of California, San Diego
- Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
- University of Oklahoma
- Marquette University
- Colorado College
- University of Tulsa
- Wesleyan University
As the First Amendment makes clear – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Thus, we as responsible citizens should exercise and protect those rights for the posterity of future generations. No generation can afford to become complacent in a democracy. The end result will either be tyranny or anarchy. Stay true!