Restricted speech on campus

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has a “red list” of colleges where free speech is not respected.

Although given numerous opportunities to reverse the finding that student Chris Robinson and another student violated the school’s “violence” policy for posting a flyer parodying a Feminist and Gender Studies flyer, Colorado College has refused to remove the guilty finding from the students’ records and reaffirm its commitments to free speech for all viewpoints on campus.

At Brandeis, Professor Donald Hindley, who’s taught for nearly 50 years, “was found guilty of racial harassment after criticizing the use of the word ‘wetbacks’ in his Latin American studies class.” The faculty is furious, but the administration refuses to admit that Hindley did nothing wrong.

The list goes on.

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  1. With these PC codes, we have truly entered the world of ThoughtCrime.

    I remember hating the book 1984 in high school. It seemed, to me in 1967, to be so over-the-top, so unlikely; what government entity would ever try to censor a free people?

    What an idiot I was. It took only a few years of my lifetime to firmly establish that SOME people couldn’t be permitted to speak freely. For the same speech, some are permitted, even encouraged, to express themselves.

    Others are prosecuted, expelled, forced to attend brainwashing and thought correction sessions.

    For the same speech.

    FIRE needs to bump this up to the Supreme Court. Now. Before another presidential election takes place.

  2. I’d be hard pressed to find another place in America where free speech is more imperiled than on college campuses.