Emerson College: Conservative Student Group Investigated for Distributing “China Kinda Sus” Stickers

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Emerson College

On September 29, 2021, members of Emerson College’s Turning Point USA chapter passed out stickers reading “China Kinda Sus,” which featured an image of a hammer and sickle and criticized China’s government. Under pressure from student groups, the university informed the TPUSA chapter on October 1 that it was being investigated and faced “interim action” — barring the group from normal activities, such as hosting events or reserving campus space for meetings. On October 5, FIRE wrote to Emerson reminding the college that the stickers constitute core political expression protected by principles of free expression that Emerson pledges to uphold.