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James Madison U. Gives Students Seven Page Guide to Free Speech

James Madison U. Gives Students Seven Page Guide to Free Speech

Here’s what you can’t say…

If you need seven pages to describe which types of speech qualify as free speech, aren’t you sending a mixed message? George Orwell would be proud.

The College Fix reports:

University distributes seven-page speech guide

’35 dumb things well-intended people say’ list passed out to James Madison University student orientation leaders

Student leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying, including phrases such as “you have such a pretty face,” “love the sinner, hate the sin,” “we’re all part of the human race,” “I treat all people the same,” “it was only a joke,” “I never owned slaves,” and “people just need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” among other expressions.

Those phrases and others on the list “widen the diversity gap” and do not “create a safe and inclusive environment,” according to the seven-page handout, a copy of which was provided to The College Fix by a campus spokesman.

Adapted from Dr. Maura Cullen’s book “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say that Widen the Diversity Gap,” the list also classifies some compliments and encouraging words, such as calling someone “cute” or saying “I know exactly how you feel,” as a no-no.

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DieJustAsHappy | October 5, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Typical lib/progressive fare. The underlying notion of this is that their interpretations of these phrases are the only legitimate, primary ones and any secondary ones are dismissed. So, at an institution of “higher” learning, students are not challenged to be able to deal with what challenges, even offends, them. What frail and fragile creatures.

Well, I guess I’ll just have to love them, sinners though they be, yet hate the sin!

It is already laid out. Doesn’t need a new take by a bunch of progressive fascists.

James Madison U. Gives Students Seven Page Guide To Free Speech

I think you need to say ‘Seven Page Guide To PC Speech’.

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