Free Speech Or Freedom To Hate? You Be The Judge

By: Stephanie Shoop
By: Stephanie Shoop

According to the Associated Press, the North Carolina NAACP wants North Carolina State University to expel four students accused of painting a racist message about President-elect Obama on campus.

One of the messages used a racial slur and suggested shooting Obama.

Officials say the students won’t face charges because the message was written on a wall where free speech is encouraged.

Do you believe this is the correct decision?

As members of the media, we certainly defend freedom of speech and freedom of the press.  America’s freedoms are critical to its greatness.

Do these remarks cross the line? We want to know what you believe.  Should a call for a president-elect’s assassination be covered under that freedom? Should a racist remark be covered under that freedom? Should the location of those remarks be a decision-making factor? Should the students be expelled?

We’d like to get your feedback, and we hope you'll share your comments on this blog.

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