HIGHER EDUCATION: The blacklisting of Steven Salaita by the University of Illinois. Key point:
But Salaita’s commentary was too extreme, you say? You know the line when you see it, and Salaita crossed it? That’s exactly what censors think they know, and it is just what they’ve thought when going after Tengatenga and a long list of right-of-center professors and, not so long ago, a long list of left-of-center professors.
If you have to qualify "I support free speech" with a "but," if you support free speech only so long as it's inoffensive, you're a censor. Read the whole thing.