I'm not progressiveslayer, but here's my take.
I think that these kids have the freedom of speech to sing their chant about "lynching n*****s." And I don't think expelling them violates it. The freedom of speech protects you from imprisonment or censorship by the government. They're not being imprisoned or silenced. They're being kicked off the campus for making it a hostile learning environment by targeting minorities and chanting about lynching them.
I'll defend their right to say what they want; I can defend the principle without supporting the message. I'll also completely applaud the consequences they reap from their actions. They want to sing about lynching blacks? Fine. They have the right to not be imprisoned or silenced. They have no right to a degree at UO.
Actually nobody's opinion really matters when it comes to alleged free speech in AmeriKa. All speech is supposed to be protected not just some speech, get it right lead head.
say what you want Pro-defend what they did , its a free country. Personally, these frat boys disgust me.
If you can prove you have the right to not be offended then I'd agree with you.
What would you say if it had been blacks saying racial slurs about whites? Which happens all of the time. Or is that okay?
The University of Oklahoma is a state school. The first amendment still applies.