Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Free Speech Wins a Battle

I've said it before, but judging from today's headlines you'd never believe that the free speech movement of the 60's started on university campuses:
Officials at Washington State University have now announced that taxpayer-funded professors on campus cannot proceed with their flagrant attempts to censor politically-incorrect terms or require students with white skin to “defer” to minority students.

The epic smackdown came on Monday in a strongly-worded statement from interim school president Daniel J. Bernardo.

“Over the weekend, we became aware that some faculty members, in the interest of fostering a constructive climate for discussion, included language in class syllabi that has been interpreted as abridging students’ free speech rights,” Bernardo said. “We are working with these faculty members to clarify, and in some cases modify, course policies to ensure that students’ free speech rights are recognized and protected.”
I don't care what their reasons or their intentions were.  They're bullies and fascists, and should be treated as such.  Good for WSU administration for "reminding" them of their responsibilities.

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