The student voice is rarely embodied by the defiant student who challenges institutional praxis. If it does, it is subdued inherited cultural belittling. When oppressed people speak up and challenge those in power — their right to speak may be permitted, yet their magnitude of knowledge is challenged due to institutionalized prejudice. For this reason, I’ve seen peers disregard dissenting voices as a minority of troublemakers, not as co-creators responsible for bettering an academic community.
Houchins, Miranda Lee
"The “Free-Speech” Paradox: The Threat to Effective Student Protest,"
Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs: Vol. 2
, Article 17.
Available at: http://ecommons.luc.edu/jcshesa/vol2/iss3/17