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Ole Miss is a southern school that really really wants to be perceived as politically correct, or woke, or whatever the current term is for being a tool of leftist ideology.  The most recent — and Constitutionally horrifying — proof is that students might be expelled after committing a single microaggression.

What is a microaggression?  I’m glad you asked, though even asking the question might indicate a lack of belief in the system… which might be — itself — a microaggression.  See fascists don’t want to have an open dialogue about anything.  Their word goes.  A microaggression is “a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority.” So, for example at Williams College, a sorority making a poster that uses pink and blue to connote gender just committed a microaggression.  At other colleges, a white man wearing dreadlocks might be considered a microaggression.  White women wearing wearing hoop earrings is also problematic.

In other words, its lunacy.  It’s an ever changing definition of things-that-really-shouldn’t-bother-anyone.  Anyway, now Ole Miss won’t rule out expelling students for committing one.

One.

Campus Reform has the story:

School spokesperson Lisa G. Stone responded with a statement from Perry Sansing, the school’s interim general counsel, who argued that the policy is consistent with First Amendment protections.

“The policy allows UM to take action when one person harasses another and to cure a hostile environment before the harassment causes significant harm,” the statement said, concluding by noting that “the policy does not require that a first offense be punished.”

Interesting view of the First Amendment. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has given this school a green light on the First Amendment, and says that it has received no complaints of students being expelled for microagressions.  However, the school’s general counsel’s bad legal advice will undoubtedly have a chilling effect on free speech on campus.

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Hat Tip: Campus Reform

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