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U. Illinois Campus Police Advise Students to Report Acts of Intolerance

U. Illinois Campus Police Advise Students to Report Acts of Intolerance

“conflates physical safety with being uncomfortable around non-politically correct individuals”

Police at this school are telling students to report acts of intolerance to the bias response team. This all sounds perfectly reasonable, doesn’t it?

The Washington Examiner reports:

Campus police want students to report acts of ‘bias’

Social media posts from the University of Illinois campus police are encouraging students to report “acts of intolerance” to the school’s Bias Assessment and Response Team.

At least one officer for the University of Illinois is a member of the school’s bias response team. This certainly conflates physical safety with being uncomfortable around non-politically correct individuals.

So what is bias, according to the Bias Assessment and Response Team? They define it as “actions or expressions that are motivated, at least in part, by prejudice against or hostility toward a person (or group) because of that person’s (or group’s) actual or perceived age, disability/ability status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, race, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.”

Those reported for bias may be required to participate in mediation, “educational conversations,” or “resolution agreements” and may receive referrals to other offices at the school. In some cases, incidents which are deemed as possible violations of the Student Code can be forwarded to the Student Discipline System.

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That’s a pretty vague definition.

According to their own definition, most feminist “gender studies” courses and their instructors are guilty of gender-based bias against men. They should be reported to the BART Thought Police. This seems like an obvious way to rebel against these politically motivated restraints on freedom of thought and speech.

As an example, consider their GWS 204, Gender in Gaming. The course description says that “internet bullying, doxing and trolling emerged as the coordinated effort to consolidate and maintain videogames and geek culture as the domain of masculinity and whiteness.” That description shows obvious prejudice and hostility against a group (males and whites) based on their race and sex. Students should file formal complaints to BART.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 14, 2019 at 7:45 am

“John Smith! Come ouit with your hands. UP! You are surrounded! You should not have complimented Sally Jones on her new car! That is harassment! You have 15 seconds to come out, or we will use tear gas!”

How exactly do you prove the internal motivations for an action or expression?

Sounds close to thought crime to me.

Sounds like significant mind reading is needed to allege bias.

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