Hardin-Simmons University: Student “No Longer Enrolled” After Videos About Race Issues

Category: Cases, Free Speech
Schools: Hardin-Simmons University

As the national debate on racial justice continues in the wake of the homicide of George Floyd, Ashleigh Brock, a student at Hardin-Simmons University, posted videos to TikTok and Instagram Live discussing her opinions on race issues. After critics took to Twitter to call on the university to take action against Brock, the university opened an investigation. Ultimately, it was announced that she was “no longer enrolled.” On June 30, FIRE wrote to Hardin-Simmons urging the university to remain true to its laudable promises of free expression and reverse the disciplinary action taken against Brock.