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By Nick Gillespie at Reason Online
Some of you will recognize the T-shirt verbiage to the right as coming from the hugely popular HBO series Game of Thrones.
Nobody at Bergen Community College did, alas, which led to the suspension of Francis Schmidt, an art and animation professor at Bergen Community College. The picture is of his daughter, who is doing some kind of yoga stance.
Here is an account of what happened next, courtesy of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE):
Displaying a lack of both pop culture and First Amendment awareness, administrators at Bergen Community College in New Jersey placed Professor Francis Schmidt on leave this past January, requiring him to meet with a psychiatrist before returning to campus—just for posting a picture of his daughter in a T-shirt quoting the popular HBO television show Game of Thrones...
Schools: Bergen Community College