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Clay Calvert Comments on Rescinding College Admissions Over Racist Social Media Posts

Clay Calvert, director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, comments in “Colleges are Revoking Admissions Offers Due to Racist Posts” posted on on July 31.

The article focuses on college admissions being rescinded over racist social media posts.

According to Calvert, the First Amendment gives you the right to speak freely, but it doesn’t give you the right to attend a public university.

Clay Calvert

“Certainly these student are entitled to say what they want, (but) the right of institutional academic freedom encompasses the right of a university to choose the students that it feels are going to be best suited for joining its community of sch

Posted: August 3, 2020
Category: College News, First Amendment Project
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