Freedom of speech: International students reflect on expansion of freedoms in the U.S.
In America, the freedom of speech is often taken for granted. Jerusalem Tukura from Lagos, Nigeria, and Tu Tong from Vietnam, both Red & Green writers, spoke about freedom and protection under the First Amendment in the United States. “It’s hard as a civilian to have a voice, because you have to be careful not to step on any toes of people who are in higher positions than you,” Tukura said about her home country. In Lagos, Nigeria, there isn’t as much freedom as the United St