Texas campuses will have to allow free speech, not satire

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The University of Texas in Austin has agreed to end its Campus Climate Response Team to end a lawsuit. The university clearly violated campus free speech.

The UT website states the team was enacted to help students report hateful comments, prejudiced behavior, or other incidents of alleged bias. Examples include derogatory graffiti, verbal harassment, hostile classroom environments, or hateful written comments in regard to topics such as citizenship, race, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

It sounds like pre-war Germany.

The nonprofit group Speech First reportedly filed a lawsuit in 2018, claiming the university “created an elaborate investigatory and disciplinary apparatus to suppress, punish, and deter speech that other students deem ‘offensive,’ ‘biased,’ ‘uncivil,’ or ‘rude,’” KVUE News reports.

The lawsuit eventually led to this settlement. Unfortunately, UT might develop an alternative system.

REPORT OF BILL TO ALLOW FREE SPEECH

How did we get to the point that we need a law to guarantee free speech on a campus?


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