The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) notes a new speech code at CSU:
[E]xpressions of hostility against a person or property because of a person’s race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, ability, age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
Er, what’s left to make fun of? I’m serious – if you can’t make fun of something, while being a college student, what’s the point? Just study all the time? Here we go again with the nice idea that we should all be nice to each other and go overboard with it.
In all seriousness, this is absurd. The way that the campuses today seem to be infested with PC shock troops, this is just ripe for any sanctimonious fool to commit all kinds of harm against kids that aren’t being careful (or drunk). I really cannot think of anything that I could say in a heated moment that couldn’t be used against me.
The article has its own take on this (basically, it violates the First Amendment – end of story). I agree – there is no right in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights that protects you against being offended.
What gets me is these policies, here and at a lot of other college campuses, are put in place by people with college degrees. Do they really think they are above the law?