SUNY’s Thought-Police

July 11, 2004

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New York Chancellor Robert King has a major scandal on his hands at upstate SUNY-Brockport: The campus thoughtcops have repealed the First Amendment.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...

Schools: State University of New York – Brockport Cases: State University of New York at Brockport: Speech Code Litigation