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State University of New York Chancellor Robert King has a major scandal on his hands at upstate SUNY-Brockport: The campus thoughtcops have repealed the First Amendment.
King needs to reinstate it—fast.
Freshman Robert Wojich and senior Patricia Simpson have sued in federal court, claiming the school's racial- and sexual-harassment codes unconstitutionally restrict free speech.
In the name of battling "harassment," SUNY-Brockport takes aim at such actions as name-calling, "discussing sexual activities"—gee, did the '60s free-sex crowd become Victorians when they grew up?—insulting cartoons and, yes, "ethnic jokes... Download file "SUNY's Thought-Police"