Fascist Starter Kits at University of Maryland demand university crack down on “hate speech”

Of course the new Brown Shirts will be more than happy to define what is hate speech because they love crushing individual liberties

The worst thing about this is that 53,000 plus people have signed this petition to stifle speech because to the Left, discourse is bad

Students at the University of Maryland have drafted a petition demanding that the school ramp up punishments for “hate speech” in the wake of a tragedy on campus.

The Black Student Union published “Honor Richard Collins III and punish hate speech at University of Maryland” after a Black student from Bowie State University, Richard Collins III, was killed by a white UMD student, Sean Urbanski, who was a member of an “Alt-Reich” group on Facebook.

The BSU writes that the lack of consequences for hate speech has emboldened students like Urbanski, arguing that “When consequences for hate speech are not strong it tells students like Sean Urbanski that hate and bigotry is okay!” and that the lack of consequences “makes white supremacist students comfortable on campus.”

Inciting violence is a crime. But the Left does not wish to have such a standard. their standard is to categorize everything they disagree with as “hate speech”. So, pretty much anything that a Conservative or true Liberal might say,  could be, and likely would be deemed hate speech. And those using their natural right to express themselves would be subject to punishment. Here is more

Students in UMD’s Black Student Union, NAACP, Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society, Community Roots, Ethiopian-Eritrean Student Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Muslim Political Alliance, American Indian Student Union and Pride Alliance have been pressuring the administration to make it clear that hate speech is not welcomed on UMD’s campus. However, the university has not responded to demands for policy changes that would show a commitment to making the campus safer for Black and other minority groups!

When consequences for hate speech are not strong it tells students like Sean Urbanski that hate and bigotry is okay! It makes white supremacist students comfortable on campus, validated, and creates space for violent, racist attacks like what happened to Richard Collins III to occur.

Well, where are the examples of violent or racist attacks. The petition lists examples of “racism”

– 2007 a noose was found hanging outside the Black cultural center, Nyumburu Cultural Center
-In 2014 students protested the university’s police department hyper- militarization which includes a $65,000 armored truck, 50 M16 rifles, two transport vehicles, and 16 12-gauge shotguns. However all of the police weaponry remains.
-In 2016 UMD campus police broke up an off-campus party of mostly Black students using excessive force and pepper-spray

So, a noose found 10 years ago and the fact that police have weapons, and that campus police once broke up a party are examples of RAAAAACISM? Seriously, who falls for such cheap rhetoric? If racism is so rampant, where are the examples?

What happened to Collins is a tragedy, but the person who perpetrated that murder is very likely is a nutcase. To tie the actions of a lunatic to people sharing political or ideological views is asinine. Of course the Left does asinine very well. In short, these miscreants wish to set themselves up as speech czars, because sometimes discourse is bad

President Loh has continuously reinforced an environment that tolerates hate speech by reducing student organizing efforts and instead encouraging more discourse. Not all situations require more discourse, some call for action!

See, discourse is bad! So says the mouth-breathing knuckle-draggers of the Left.

Your Insolent Prick of the Day

Via Moonbattery who exposes this wimpy, bottom feeding, race baiter bill-dorland

One reason the epidemic of black-on-white violence has been getting out of control is that the leftists who control the information establishment have exploited George Zimmerman’s act of justifiable homicide to whip up a false sense of injustice. Months after it was settled, agitprop provocateurs are still milking it, pushing their cultural Marxist propaganda to ever more inflammatory extremes of hyperbole:

An email sent to students by a University of Maryland official that cites the Trayvon Martin shooting as evidence “it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida” is being blasted as the latest evidence of a left-wing bias on campus.

The email, from William Dorland, director of the school’s Honors College, starts by welcoming students back to campus, but then quickly veers into politics.

“This year, we learned that it is legal to hunt down and kill American children in Florida,” it reads, in a reference to the trial of George Zimmerman, who was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The email went out to all students in the Honors College.

This statement was part of an effort to promote an appearance at Maryland by the despicable Julian Bond, who Dave Blount rightfully labels a race arsonist.

I have said before that the rash of Black on White violence will, eventually lead to an instance where the intended target has a concealed carry permit. And, when that target refuses to be a victim, and defends themselves watch the Left go into hyper attack mode against the NRA, stand your ground, self-defense, concealed carry permit holders, etc.

 

Charlie Sheen makes “Homophobic slur” University of Maryland hardest hit

The Other McCain reports that Charlie Sheen has gone and stepped in controversy again, gee, who could have seen that coming?

Charlie Sheen was on stage at the opening of his new bar in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when he asked the crowd, “How we doing?”

The crowd gave a small cheer — not good enough for Sheen, who then said, “Lying bunch of faggot assholes! How we doing?”

This made headlines because Sheen had used a “homophobic slur.”

The University of Maryland would be so disappointed:

It seems that the University of Maryland, home of the Terrapins, which is a turtle, NOT an ethnic or homophobic slur, actually spends quite a bit of cash, as in taxpayer cash to fight “non-inclusive language”

Maryland taxpayers will then be shocked to learn that the state’s flagship educational institution, The University of Maryland, squandered  $15,000 to fight “non-inclusive language” on campus.

The University of Maryland (UMD) allocated $15,000 in 2012 to combat the use of language deemed by administrators to be “insensitive.”

The “words have power” campaign’s goal is to deploy posters, buttons and other promotional materials to help foster an environment on campus that is not offensive to illegal aliens, homosexuals, or other minority groups.

“Non-inclusive language can offend or make spaces uncomfortable for people who are excluded by that language,” one of the campaign posters reads.

“It is easy to accidentally use offensive language, but since you could just as easily be on the receiving end of such language, you should try to ensure that you are not offending others with the words and phrases you use,” it adds.

One sign tells students to avoid using the phrase “that’s so ghetto” and substitute the term with words like “grimey,” “wack,” or “messed up.”

Maryland taxpayers will be further perplexed when they discover the money went for items such as this video featuring a lecture from an “inclusion scholar”.

Inclusive Language Campaign – David

Additionally, in the wake of nationwide repression of First Amendment free speech rights on campuses, some of the university’s attendees are expressing their concerns about this program.

But, some students say the inclusive language campaign goes too far.

“It is important to be civil with one another but this goes too far in taking language that most people would not find offensive and making us feel guilty for using it,” Ross Marchand, who is the president of Students for Liberty, a libertarian student group at UMD, told Campus Reform.

Marchand said he worries that such rules will hamper student’s constitutional right to free speech on campus.

“An environment conducive to freedom of speech [on campus]…requires the ability to say things without guilt,” said Marchand.

CLICK HERE to visit the “inclusive language” campaign’s website and view additional videos and posters produced by the university.

DAMN that is WACK, but not as wack as Charlie Sheen.

Seriously, The Left loves this kind of mealy-mouthed BS. Maybe they should try to teach those easily offended types, who suffer from Perpetual Whining Syndrome, to relax a bit and not look to get offended? Here is one of the videos, watch it with a vomit bag close at hand, as the stupidity of hypersensitivity may induce projectile vomiting.

The problem with PC is that it coddles the malcontents, rather than encouraging them NOT to be so easily offended. The truth is EVERYTHING you say will, or might offend someone. No one is going to always feel welcome of comfortable. Creating the expectation that such a reality is possible just sets us up for failure.