ERIC Number: EJ1183017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
When Core Values Collide: Diversity, Inclusion, and Free Speech
Lawrence, Pareena G.
Liberal Education, v104 n2 Spr 2018
When considering the current state of public discourse about diversity, inclusion, and free speech, Pareena G. Lawrence begins this article on two hopeful notes: First, Americans celebrate diversity more fervently than their peers in other countries, and second, we've gotten through divisive times in our national history before. In the hope that these two points suggest reasons for optimism the author asks how may we argue with one another about issues that are perceived as divisive and troubling. Lawrence then asks readers to consider how faculty and administrators may respond to controversy, and how we can best manage the problems that often surround a controversy--problems of legal rights and responsibilities, safety and security on campus, allocation of budget resources, and--not least--the emotional lives of students. The author touches on what is perhaps the most intractable problem of all: how we may proceed when people do not want to argue, but instead are determined to provoke.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Cultural Differences, Freedom of Speech, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Sense of Community, Values, Conflict of Interest, Administrative Principles, Educational Practices
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