U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner: college students must have their speech curtailed by their elders

 

Another Democrat constitutional law scholar

Another Democrat constitutional law scholar

The brain is still not-fully formed at 21, says Civil Rights Commissioner Michael Yaki (UC Berkeley, Yale Law)  “The science is settled.”

A Democrat on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission has urged campus restrictions on First Amendment-protected speech because, he believes, the still-developing brains of college students cannot properly process certain dangerous ideas.

The civil rights commissioner is Michael Yaki, a former senior adviser to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Yaki also wants to turn Miss America-type pageants into campus speech crimes. He expressed his belief in the unacceptable dangers of “a situation involving women” in which they “parade around in skimpy clothing and turn in some show or something.”

“I mean where do you think you can, that the university can’t deal with ensuring the route it has environment that is not oppressive or hostile because obviously a campus, especially certain types of campuses where there’s a lot of — where — that are geographically compact, that have a lot of working and living situations in a close area to create a campus atmosphere,” the language-addled law school graduate stuttered. “Doesn’t that gravitate toward having greater ability to proscribe certain types of conduct that have the ability to escalate beyond what anyone would consider to be reasonable or acceptable?”

“It has to do with science. More and more, the vast majority, in fact — I think — overall in bodies of science is that young people, not just K through 12 but also between the ages of 16 to 20, 21 is where the brain is still in a stage of development.”

“The juvenile or adolescent or young adult brain processes information” in ways that are “vastly different from the way that we adults do.” Consequently, he proclaimed, “when we sit back and talk about what is right or wrong in terms of First Amendment jurisprudence from a reasonable person’s standpoint, we are really not looking into the same referential viewpoint.

“There are very good and compelling reasons why broader policies and prohibitions on conduct in activities and in some instances speech are acceptable on a college campus level that might not be acceptable say in an adult work environment or in an adult situation,” he said.

Attorney Yaki, a former San Francisco supervisor as well as Congressional aide, is currently being sued by that city for illegal lobbying on behalf of a business client. Perhaps he also represents a muzzle manufacturer, which might explain his bizarre understanding of  the First Amendment . On the other hand, an education at Berkeley and Yale Law, plus service under Nancy Pelosi, may be all the explanation needed.

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12 responses to “U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner: college students must have their speech curtailed by their elders

  1. Inagua

    If the human brain is not fully developed until about age 21, why are 18-year olds voting?

  2. i will give him credit for up close and personal interaction with a juvenile brain that processes information vastly different than most mature adults, given his former employer.
    hopefully, advocates of free speech on campus (and elsewhere?) can provide some balance:

    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/02/fire-challenges-rules-four-colleges-chicago-state-citrus-iowa-state-ohio-and

  3. AJ

    The Science Delusion:

  4. AJ

    The War on Consciousness:

  5. Cos Cobber

    Apparently Yaki’s brain is still developing as well….dangerous ideas and all that.

  6. Walt

    Dude –
    The progressive assault on free speech is truly frightening. It is nonstop, unrelenting, and the clearest indicator that they are nothing but fascist pigs. You pig.

    They don’t want a debate. They don’t want differing opinions. THEY WANT CONTROL!! If we can send an 18 year old to die in a war, we also deserve to hear his opinion.

    These “progressives” are nothing more than Nazi’s. They can’t handle an intelligent debate. Because they lose every time. Based on facts, and not rhetoric. So instead. INSTEAD!! They stop any intelligent discussion. It sickens me.

    They claim racism. They claim anything. WHAT DOES IT MATTER NOW? Lezbo Hillary quote after Americans die. DISGUSTING. And they destroy a Nation. All so they can feather their own little pockets. By buying votes by giving free stuff to the unwashed masses. It’s a recipe for disaster.

    They are fascist pigs, hiding behind a pretend moral high road that leads to a cliff of doom. Our Nation is being corrupted by a bunch of fascist gangsters, intent on stealing our freedom, and subjugating us into inept serfs. You may be good at that, because that is your skill set. I struggle with it.

    Brunch tomorrow?
    My treat. You loser.

    Your Pal,
    Walt

  7. Peg

    According to this sort of thinking, leftists should never be given the privilege of free speech.

    Hardly any I’ve ever seen that have fully developed brains.

  8. It always seems inside most American Libs hides a secret Stalinist raging to get out. They are at war with truth wherever it is found and will always do their worst to stamp it out.