Repressive Speech Codes At Michigan Community Colleges Model PC Universities

By Derek Draplin for Capcon.

Macomb Community College enforces a speech code that would warrant a “yellow light” rating for being unreasonably restrictive of students’ free expression rights in the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s “Spotlight” database of schools.

MCC escaped the label only because FIRE, the civil liberties organization that litigates for campus First Amendment rights nationally, only includes four-year institutions in its database. But when Michigan Capitol Confidential asked the organization about the speech codes of several Michigan community colleges, it decided to take a look.

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