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Philly group takes national lead in fighting campus censorship

August 21, 2005

An organization inspired by a campus fight over whether "water buffalo" was a racist slur has become the go-to group for college students and professors of all stripes who believe their rights to free speech have been violated.Since its founding in 1999, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has battled pro bono for evangelicals and atheists, animal rights activists and campus conservatives, and others who say they have been silenced by school administrators because of their points of view...

Schools: University of Miami Seminole State College University of Pennsylvania Cases: Seminole Community College: Refusal to Allow Student to Distribute Literature University of Miami: Refusal to Approve Conservative Student Group