Beware the bias police | Joanne

Universities are creating “Bias Response Teams” to investigate offensive speech, reports the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Forty-two percent of these teams include police officers.

“Bias” is defined very broadly, writes Robby Soave in Reason. It may include “hateful speech impugning gender, race, political belief, religion, disability status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.” The University of Kentucky protects “smoker status,”while “body shape” is protected at the University of Northern Colorado.

A poster at a University of Oregon cafeteria asking…

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