Tuesday, April 15, 2003

"If you want free speech, barring hate speech doesn't work." 

This is the remarkable quote of Sheldon Hackney, the former president at Penn (and Clinton's choice for NEH president) who oversaw the famous "water buffalo" case ten years ago that spawned eventually the create of The FIRE and much of the work we have done since then. The quote appears in this retrospective in the Daily Pennsylvanian. Likewise, if you want tolerance, you don't send faculty to mandatory diversity training (see item 8c). However, that's what faces the faculty at SCSU. Perhaps they don't want tolerance. They want victory. (Link courtesy Critical Mass.)