The University of Missouri has been under siege by the #BlackLivesMatter race-hustlers over the past week. The president has been forced to step-down for his unwillingness to remedy any and all alleged racial tensions and even after his announced departure, the college remains embroiled in racial tensions and ludicrous political grandstanding by racial extortionists.
Now, in an effort to mollify the temper tantrums of the university’s race-obsessed and bored college students, the university sent-out an email asking that students call 911 if they witness emergent and “hurtful” speech.
The email did not detail what constitutes such “hurtful” speech, but it should be assumed that the new speech code yields to the sensibilities of the easily-offended and is not centered on any semblance of commonsense.
Breitbart News reports on the new speech code and the email sent to students:
The campus police at the University of Missouri sent out a campus-wide email this morning asking “individuals who witness of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to immediately report the incident to them.
The email did not define what constitutes “hurtful” speech but did say if anyone experiences or hears it they are immediately get in touch with cops and also provide “a detailed description of the individual(s) involved” along with the “license plate and vehicle descriptions…” Also, “If possible and if it can be done safely, take a photo of the individual(s) with your cell phone.”
The email says if it is an emergency situation of “hurtful” speech not to call campus police but to dial 911.
Ever mindful of student distractions, even to emergency incidents of “hurtful” speech, the email says, “Delays, including posting information to social media, can often reduce the chances of identifying the responsible parties.”
We have evidently deviated wildly from the doctrine of “sticks and stones…” to an America where “hurtful” speech is to be reported to authorities.
This is what happens when we raise a generation of narcissists that believe that they are such delicate flowers that have the right to float through life without ever encountering an unkind utterance. One need not approve of all speech, but the greater danger to our nation, our government, our institutions and our society comes not from unkind words, but from a totalitarian sense of what is and what is not acceptable speech.