Greg Lukianoff, president of FIRE, said the discussion generated by Ratener’s question, and his subsequent apology should have resolved the incident, making the suspension unnecessary.
“But when you have a state institution policing people’s writing for being offensive, you’re on a slippery slope," said Lukianoff, who wants BCC to drop Ratener’s suspension.
“He said it was unintentional, but the benefit of the doubt flew out the window. It happens a lot in our hyperpolarized society. Under this environment, people don’t conceive of the possibility that it may have just been a mistake.”
Schools: Bellevue Community College