Georgetown Student Paper Now Documenting ‘Bias’ Incidents
“victims and witnesses of hate crimes”
Somehow, I don’t think this is geared towards protecting pro-Trump students on campus.
Campus Reform reports:
Georgetown student paper begins documenting ‘bias’ incidents
Georgetown University’s school newspaper is teaming up with a national non-profit to tell the personal stories of students who have experienced bias-related incidents.
According to a recent call for stories, The Hoya will be working with ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom, to document instances of hate crimes and “bias-related instances” at the university.
While The Hoya acknowledges that students already have multiple resources for reporting such instances, including the Georgetown University Police Department and the school’s bias-reporting form, it hopes that its new collaboration will bring such stories to the public.
“Through ProPublica’s Documenting Hate Project, victims and witnesses of hate crimes or bias incidents can speak to reporters at The Hoya about their experiences to the extent they feel comfortable doing so, which helps journalists better track incidents and identify bias at Georgetown,” the appeal explains.
The Hoya then provides a form for victims or witnesses of bias-incidents to complete, asking them to relate whether the incident was “something that happened to me” or “to someone I know,” and whether it was something that “I witnessed” or “saw online,” with “hate speech” being the first of several options for actions that “most closely describes” the incident.
“Hate speech and crime is up nationwide, including on college campuses. Last month, a BuzzFeed News investigation confirmed 154 instances of hate speech and violence at 120 different college campuses in the United States since November 2016,” The Hoya elaborates.
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Well, the people being accused of “bias” are in no way public figures, so after the first dozen libel suits because hoaxes were reported as fact, Georgetown and Pro Publica shouldn’t be a problem.
I wonder if the common use of the heckler’s veto to shut down free speech by those expressing views they find offensive (while others do not) is going to be something they will report upon? Somehow I doubt it for it would require rational thought and knowledge about one way streets of which they do all they can to remain oblivious.
Shouldn’t these jumped-up little turds be studying instead of looking for ways to be offended?