MSU punishment not addressing reality; students must be educated

March 29, 2006

No one likes getting called names, especially when those names are derogatory or offensive.

But name calling, even though we're in college and should be above that, is not a crime.

At least in the real world it isn't.

As we should now know, though, MSU and college isn't the real world.

At MSU, name calling might get you in hot water according to university policy. That policy states that any harassment designed to demean individuals and groups on the basis of age, color, gender, disability status, height, weight, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status can be considered discrimination and punishable under university authority...

Schools: Michigan State University