Professor Cheryl Harris Writes for Huffington Post on How the Right to Freedom of Expression Must Be Balanced with the Right to Freedom from Racist Oppression

October 23, 2015 – After UCLA’s administration suspended the social activities of a sorority and fraternity for holding a themed party in which racial stereotyping was allegedly suggested, Professor Cheryl Harris wrote in the Huffington Post that the real issue was not about protecting students’ right to freedom of expression, but about the need to protect students against the consequences of racial stereotyping. 

“Balancing the guarantee of freedom of expression with the right to be free of racist oppression underlies this dispute and illustrates why the debate over the students' conduct must go beyond the question of what the law is, and consider the question of what the law should be,” wrote Harris.