Natalie Le, a Young Voices Advocate and Student for Liberty organizer, was featured in a piece by Rare for her work on free speech at Harvard.
Campus free speech is an issue constantly making headlines as colleges and universities continue to institute speech codes in the name of tolerance that have the opposite effect—creating more intolerance for diverse ideas.
“Students’ free speech rights are constantly suppressed across American college campuses,” says Students For Liberty’s Natalie Bao Tram Le who has led this fight at Harvard, where she is a student, as well as nationally.
Since March, no fewer than four major studies on millennials’ political attitudes have been published, prompting media confusion about young people’s seemingly contradictory attitudes about the role of government. Headlines like “Millennials’ Political Views Don’t Make Any Sense” and “This Poll Proves That Millennials Have Totally Incoherent Political Views” graced popular websites like The Atlantic and Vox.
According to the April poll, more millennials identify as Independents (38 percent) rather than Republicans (25 percent) or Democrats (37 percent). To put this in perspective, 32.6 percent of respondents identified as Independents for the survey’s first edition in 2000 — a 5.4 percent growth of the group over the past 14 years.
This increase only corroborates what many of us in the student libertarian movement have seen with our very own eyes over the past few years — a growing demand among the youth for fiscal discipline and social tolerance.