Searching for the New Guardians of Free Speech

November 28, 2023 By admin Off

The article features a controversial public demonstration in New York City, as individuals debate U.S. support for Israel. The writer criticizes the lack of involvement and silence from established civil rights groups, such as the NAACP, ACLU, and National Urban League (NUL). The silence of these organizations is compared to the vocal protests happening in the city and a national march in Washington, D.C. Despite the absence of traditional civil rights groups, the article highlights the involvement of young people and academics in the ongoing debates, as they challenge speech codes and support free speech on college campuses. The author, president of the New York Civil Rights Coalition and a former assistant national director of the NAACP and past vice president of the ACLU, emphasizes the need for established civil rights leaders to take a stand against societal issues.