On March 7th, the YAL chapter at the University of Alabama debated political correctness on college campuses. The chapter vice president Byron Solomon emphasized the importance of free speech and solving hate speech as a free society would.
He defended the underlying values of a free society and warned of the dangers of using a coercive administration to stamp out minority opinions. Byron also was able to refute safe spaces and convinced the leftist side of the panel that safe spaces should not exclude free speech. In the end, Byron won the day with his defense of the free exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought.Published in