Compare and Contrast Essay
October 20, 2013
How safe are college campuses today?
In the articles "Mob Rule on College Campuses" by Cinnamon Stillwell and "Speech Codes: Alive and Well at Colleges" by Harvey A. Silverglate and Greg Lukianoff describe college issues involving the freedom of speech. Both of these articles talk about how freedom of speech can cause many problems in college. Even though these articles are on the same topic, they are on very different forms of freedom of speech. In "Mob Rule on College Campus and in "Speech Codes: Alive and Well at Colleges" both talk about how there is harassment all throughout colleges. But the two pieces of literature talk about two different ways of harassment. Both of the articles talk about bullying, racial harassment, and both talk about how students that are given the freedom of speech change the future.
In "Mob Rule on College Campus" it gives many example of bullying towards public speakers in college. According to the text former liberal activist- author, conservative activist- author David Horowitz tried to speak at San Francisco State University. Little did he know that is was going to end very poorly. During his speech he was interrupted the entire time by a group of college students in the back who were protesters. They shouted and commented on almost everything that he had to say. These bullies didn't only hurt David but they also hurt the people who were actually trying to listen to the presentation. In "Speech Codes: Alive and Well at Colleges" there are different forms of bullies. It describes how there are kids who put racial, or sexual harassment cartoons/articles in school newspapers. Most of the time a student will say something to a faculty member and the problem will get resolved fairly quick. Sometimes if it is a teacher that is involved in the harassment the dean of the college will have to get involved. If this occurs the teacher will either resign or come to a...
Cited: Stillwell, Cinnamon "Mob Rule on College Campuses." Clouse, Barbara Fine. Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader. 6th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003. 622-625 Print.
Silvergate, Harvey A/ Lukianoff, GregClouse "Speech Codes: Alive and Well at Colleges" Barbara Fine. Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader. 6th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2003. 632-637 Print.
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