Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Report insults and slights to Police—it’s not illegal, but do it anyway

"While cases of hateful and hurtful speech are not crimes, if the individual(s) identified are students, MU’s Office of Student Conduct can take disciplinary action.”  Police at University of Missouri ask students to report speech to the police that hurts their feelings.  Would that be "fatty fatty two by four," or "you're ugly, bitch," or "you're a retard," or "You've got man boobs," or "No, I won't buy you a beer, chink" or accusing a male of "white privilege" when he's 1/16th native American and on campus as a minority scholarship despite blonde hair and blue eyes? Is it OK for a gay guy to use a homosexual insult?  Can a black guy use the N-word? How far will police take this? Really, this hate speech stuff is out of control. Shame, shame on all academe. It's much worse than the "in loco parentis" of the 40s and 50s.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know this didn't start with Obama, because I saw it even in the 90s, but Obama could provide a little leadership, assuming he knows anything about the Bill of Rights.