Free Speech Essay

My essay, "Free Speech Inside and Outside of Civil Rights Movements," appeared in a recent issue of Communication Currents.

"I want to consider a few different types of free speech in regards to civil rights and social justice movements. The first is most familiar: a minority cause or disempowered group speaking to larger society. ... However, I want to point out another type: free speech within a minority. This sounds deceptively simple. After all, if they are united by a shared identity or cause, then don’t they already agree? I would like to point out two exceptions: internal differences and internal conflicts... ."

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