Free speech nonprofit the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) highlighted Furman‚Äôs ‚ÄúActs of Intolerance‚ÄĚ policy for its October speech code of the month.
The policy states that ‚Äúan act of intolerance‚ÄĚ can be defined ‚Äúas any conduct that serves no scholarly purpose appropriate to the educational experience and demonstrates bias against others,‚ÄĚ based on their sex, national origin, age, etc.
‚ÄúWhen an Act of Intolerance is targeted toward a specific person, it may rise to the level of discriminatory harassment. It may also constitute a hate crime for the purposes of local, state, or federal law,‚ÄĚ the policy states.
The same student policy handbook that has the ‚ÄúAct of Intolerance‚ÄĚ policy also guarantees the freedom of expression. ...