Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Madison, Wis. school board bans student clothing with ‘Native American team names, logos or mascots that depict negative stereotypes’

Eugene Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy in The Washington Post.
"But government-run K-12 schools can’t just restrict speech because they think it 'depict[s] negative stereotypes.' Speech that is likely to cause substantial disruption can be restricted, as can speech that contains vulgarities, or promotes drug use or other dangerous conduct that’s illegal for minors. But speech that simply expresses views that some see as negative toward particular races, sexes, religions, sexual orientations, and so on cannot be restricted."
(via Althouse)