Iowa College Grants Hecklers More Veto Power, Resulting In Summoning Of Campus Police To Offending ‘Free Speech Wall’

March 5, 2015

By Tim Cushing at Techdirt

Last December, an artistic piece appeared on the University of Iowa (UI) campus that rubbed a whole lot of people the wrong way. It resembled a hooded KKK member and was constructed from newspapers containing stories on racial violence. UI, being a typical university, removed and condemned the artwork, apparently unable to see anything past the shape of the object -- like the subtext or even what its own condemnation meant in this context. (It was this effigy that prompted a completely ridiculous/trollicious response at Thought Catalog -- one that compared free speech to Nazism...

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