Tag: Nat Hentoff

  • Sliding Speech

    Mari Matsuda, a law professor at Georgetown University in Washington, is an influential advocate of affirmative action, and she is also known for her inventive doctrine, first propounded some years ago, that certain people deserve more free speech than others. She believes that total freedom of speech should belong mainly to the powerless through the […]

  • Setting Fire to Offensive Ideas

    Last spring the Cornell Review, a conservative student publication, published a parody–a description, in ebonics, of courses that might be taught in Cornell’s Africana Studies and Resource Center.An excerpt from a prospective course, “Racism in American Society”: “Da white man be evil an he tryin to keep da brotherman down. We’s got Sharpton an Farakhan, […]