I agree with Sean Collins's take of the Oklahoma University racist chants:
However, today’s moral imagination is very limited, and there is a widespread belief that the only way to take a stand is to call for silence and expulsion – from school, job or social life generally. It is as if we have forgotten that there are many ways to oppose racist views without crossing the line into authoritarianism. Rather than argue against such views, show why they are wrongheaded, express disgust with them and organise against them, the reflex is always to call for censorship.
This recourse to censorship not only undermines the values of a free society — it also avoids the real issue at hand. Indeed, the move to censor does not confront racist views, it runs away from them. It is an immature response, one that says: ‘l don’t want to hear it, make it go away.’ It assumes that students are too young and fragile to handle unpleasant views, and calls on mommy and daddy — in the form of the university president — to deal with the scary stuff. In particular, this stance adopts a patronising view of black students, as if they are in need of special protection. All in all, these actions seek to turn the campus into a childlike fairytale world, sealed off from the rest of society.