Free speech nonprofit the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) highlighted Furmanâ€™s â€śActs of Intoleranceâ€ť policy for its October speech code of the month.
The policy states that â€śan act of intoleranceâ€ť can be defined â€śas any conduct that serves no scholarly purpose appropriate to the educational experience and demonstrates bias against others,â€ť based on their sex, national origin, age, etc.
â€śWhen 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€ť the policy states.
The same student policy handbook that has the â€śAct of Intoleranceâ€ť policy also guarantees the freedom of expression. ...