Free speech nonprofit the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) highlighted Furmanâs âActs of Intoleranceâ policy for its October speech code of the month.
The policy states that âan act of intoleranceâ can be defined âas any conduct that serves no scholarly purpose appropriate to the educational experience and demonstrates bias against others,â based on their sex, national origin, age, etc.
âWhen 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,â the policy states.
The same student policy handbook that has the âAct of Intoleranceâ policy also guarantees the freedom of expression. ...