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HATE SPEECH
(2008-03-31)
(wgvu) - A FORUM THIS AFTERNOON AT GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY'S ALLENDALE CAMPUS IS ALL ABOUT WORDS.
THE MICHIGAN CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION IS HOSTING THE SESSION ON HATE SPEECH, FREE SPEECH, AND HIGHER EDUCATION. THE IDEA IS TO CREATE BETTER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE POINT AT WHICH WHEN SELF EXPRESSION TURNS INTO DISCRIMINATION.
HAROLD CORE IS WITH THE STATE CIVIL RIGHTS DEPARTMENT. HE SAYS THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ANYBODY, STUDENT OR OTHERWISE, WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE TARGET OF VERBAL OR PHYSICAL RACIAL HARASSMENT.
CORE NOTES THAT WHILE SUCH EVENTS IN A WORKPLACE MIGHT BRING DISCIPLINE OR COUNSELING, IN A HIGHER EDUCATION SETTING, THE FREE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS NEEDS TO BE BALANCED WITH RESPECT TO ENCOURAGE LEARNING.
THE 4PM FORUM AT GVSU's COOK DE WITT CENTER FOLLOWS A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION AT 3, WITH BOTH OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND COMMENTS ENCOURAGED.
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