Bullying

Does free speech allow students to post racist images of their classmates online?

Does free speech allow students to post racist images of their classmates online?

It’s hard to imagine what attracted a handful of teenagers in the liberal, highly educated Bay Area town of Albany to the ugliness of racism. But something did, and they’re paying for it — with suspensions (and in one case, possibly, expulsion) that will stay on their records, as well as the contempt of most of their fellow students.

The contempt they fully deserve and had better be prepared to live with (though there also are claims that students acted violently toward them, and that can’t be allowed either). The suspensions, which are being contested in a lawsuit brought by their parents, are a murkier matter.

If all they were doing, via their private accounts on...

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