Free Speech Group Objects to Lewis & Clark Discipline of Students Who Joked About White Power, N-word at Dorm Party

April 25, 2014

By Betsy Hammond at The Oregonian

A national university free speech group says Lewis & Clark College grossly overreacted by disciplining two students for using racially offensive language during a small, late-night private party in a dormitory suite last fall.

In its zeal to root out racism on campus and ensure no student hears anything  offensive, Lewis & Clark ran roughshod over the First Amendment and due process rights of students who were joshing around and hurt no one, Peter Bonilla, program director at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, told The Oregonian...

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