College should be a place where everyone no matter what race, age, or ethnicity should feel comfortable and be able to enjoy their college experience without having to feel offended in any way. Many take their right to free speech out of context by offending others. Censorship is used in speech codes throughout many campuses across the country. As author John Katz quoted in Campus Speech Codes Violate Free Speech “In our time, the very context in which censorship occurs has changed radically. Censors have always assumed themselves to be acting out of moral, not censorious, concerns.” As time progressed censorship has changed a lot during the past couple of decades and continues to change drastically. As humans we all act as censors by thinking about what we say before we say it. If only we would all use our censors many students throughout colleges in America would feel a lot safer. That is where speech codes come into context. Speech codes are put into existence to protect students against harmful or harassing speech or forms of expression.
When students are put down and feel harassed they will start to feel less self-confident in their abilities socially and academically. With speech codes in place that restricts what other are allowed to say on campus. If students are not harassed they feel safer and will perform better and believe in